This year, several parts of the world, including Bangladesh, are experiencing excessive heat. Naturally, people are leaning towards air conditioners, which not only impact our electricity bills but are also harmful to the environment.
If you are concerned about your carbon footprint and are looking for solutions to reduce your contribution to global warming, you can consider choosing houseplants to keep your home naturally cool.
According to NASA's Earth Science Study, trees and plants go through transpiration, which provides a cooling impact and can bring down a room's temperature by considerable degrees.
Houseplants are the most natural and economical way to replace air conditioners if placed and procured properly. It clears out your indoor air and adds aesthetic value to the house.
Here are a few houseplants that you can keep options to choose from.
According to research, money plants are one of the best air-filtering plants. And pure air is always cooler. Money plants have large, lush leaves that give shade and help filter sunlight. It functions similarly to an air purifier and can help remove dangerous contaminants from the air. It is also thought to bring riches and luck to those who preserve it.
Aloe vera plants are well-known for their ability to filter the air by eliminating hazardous pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene. It helps to improve humidity levels in dry indoor settings, resulting in a cooler and more comfortable climate through a process known as transpiration.
Aloe vera plants are low-maintenance and can grow in various indoor environments. They require little watering and can endure both bright and moderate light levels, making them an excellent choice for indoor cooling.
Snake plants, also known as 'mother-in-law's tongues,' are known for producing oxygen at night, making them ideal plants for bedrooms. Increased oxygen levels can create a feeling of freshness and a cooler environment.
This striking succulent has the unusual capacity to absorb excess moisture from the air, which can help manage humidity levels indoors and produce a more comfortable and cooler environment.
It is an excellent air purifier and a resilient houseplant that requires minimal care and can thrive in various indoor conditions.
This is another well-known plant for its ability to remove air poisons. Its broad, glossy leaves aid in air purification and remove harmful toxins. It also has a high transpiration rate, which helps to humidify the surrounding air.
This houseplant is excellent at replenishing moisture in the air. The more foliage and larger the leaves of a plant, the more moisture it will release back into the air. Even the smallest rubber plant has relatively large leaves. This plant absorbs water through its roots and then releases it through pores on the underside of its leaves or fronds.
This plant helps to keep the air inside humid and cool, allowing you to enjoy the comfort you seek after spending the day in the sweltering heat. Ficus enjoys the sun but is also very thirsty, so ensure it has plenty of water, especially in the summer.
Peace lilies are excellent air purifiers, capable of effectively clearing out toxins. Peace lilies absorb moisture into the air through their leaves, which can help raise humidity levels in dry indoor settings. Peace lilies are low-maintenance plants. They prefer moderate to low light levels and require regular but modest watering.
The bigger the size and number of leaves, the better the cooling power. So if your goal is cooling down, choose one with lush foliage-group your plants to create mini atmospheric ecosystems, increasing humidity in the surrounding space.