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6 House Plants That Reduce Humidity Levels

6 House plants that reduce humidity levels 

6 House Plants That Reduce Humidity Levels

You know it when excess home moisture raises its ugly head. You’ll spot foggy windows, smell a mildew or musty odor, or your skin feels clammy. If it has been around for a while it had the chance to mark its territory. Damp spots, mold, and rotting wood are signs the dreaded humidity is taking over your home. A warm, moist environment is a breeding ground for bacteria and mold, and that environment can coarse health problems for your family

One way to help cut down the humidity in your home is by keeping a few specific indoor plants. When used in conjunction with other humidity solutions, these plants can help absorb that unwanted stickiness and mold hazard.

4. Boston Fern

The Boston fern is another popular indoor plant that helps to balance humidity levels by absorbing moisture from the air. It eliminates formaldehyde and thrives in warm and humid environments. Boston ferns love Indirect sunlight and moist soil but if your air dries out quite a bit in the colder, winter months, you might need to mist it to keep the plant from perishing.

Boston Fern
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5. Tillandsia

Often called an “air plant,” tillandsia is an ideal plant for environments with high humidity levels. these plants can live off of the moisture and nutrients from the air by absorbing them through their leaves. These plants can thrive without root systems and without a lot of direct sunlight, which makes it easy for them to live indoors.

Tillandsia Cacticola
Tillandsia Cacticola

6. Baby Rubber Plant

It is an evergreen perennial growing to 25 cm (10 in) tall and broad, with cupped leathery leaves and narrow spikes of white flowers.  These houseplants clean the air by emitting high oxygen content, and purifies indoor air by removing chemicals, such as formaldahyde or other toxins.

Baby Rubber Plant