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Plants That Absorb Heat and Make Your Home Cozier

During summer, plants can keep your house cool. Through the pores of their leaves, called stomata, plants absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which they use for photosynthesis. Then, through these same pores, they release water. The process is called evapotranspiration and cools the plant just as transpiration cools human beings. It also helps to lower the temperature of the environment.

Rubber tree

This species absorbs water through its roots and expel it through pores on the underside of its leaves. The more foliage it has and the larger the size of its leaves, the more moisture it will release.

Place it near a tree if possible. The rubber tree requires a well-lit environment and can withstand a few hours of direct sun exposure per day, as long as the sun is not too bright. When it comes to watering, try not to overdo it. Water the substrate until it is almost completely dry.

Boston fern

It’s a popular houseplant that’s often grown in hanging baskets or similar containers. It has the ability to absorb formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air. Although the fern prefers partial to full shade outside, it does not grow in shade indoors and prefers bright filtered light. It requires a lot of water, good soil, and a lot of space to grow.

Sansevieria trifasciata

The cow’s tongue, donkey’s ears, mother-in-law’s tongue, or snake’s tail, as it is known, has the ability to purify the air and regulate the temperature of the spaces where it is found, especially during the nights, when the microscopic pores of its leaves open to transpire.

This species is very resistant to unfavorable environmental conditions, such as dry and hot air, scarce watering, and little light. It is recommended to water only when the substrate that was last used dries out.


This vine is capable of regulating temperature, as well as eliminating indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde, xylene, and benzene.

As an indoor plant, it can reach several meters in height if given adequate support. Best results are achieved by providing it with medium indirect light. It tolerates intense luminosity, but long periods of direct sunlight burn the leaves. Generally, it only needs watering when the soil feels dry to the touch.

Ribbon plant

The ribbon plant, also known as spider ivy, is a plant that can improve air quality and quickly absorb heat to balance the temperature of the room in which it is located.

Indoors, the ideal location is in a well-lit room that is not directly exposed to the sun’s rays. They should maintain a constant humidity level by watering twice a week during the warm months. During the winter, one watering per week or every ten days will suffice.

Aloe vera

The aloe vera or aloe vera plant, known for its cosmetic and medicinal uses, is ideal for refreshing the environment of your home because it can regulate the temperature.

Maintaining an aloe vera plant is simple because it is a low-maintenance plant. Water it only when the soil appears dry or cracked, and no more than once a month in the winter. It necessitates a lot of light, so it is critical that you place it in a location where it will receive the most sunlight, such as near a window.

 Peace lilly

The spathiphyllum or peace lily is a plant that can absorb excess moisture and thus normalizes the temperature. For it to develop in perfect conditions, put it in a warm place, away from direct sunlight. Water it with distilled or rain water to keep the soil moist. You can fill a sprayer and water it daily.

Areca palma

It is one of the plants with the greatest air purifying power because it significantly reduces formaldehyde and benzene levels in the environment. It requires shade or partial shade to thrive. The plant tends to wilt if it does not receive enough light.

A two-meter-high plant transpires one liter of water through its leaves every 24 hours, so it does necessitate some attention. The root ball (the soil that surrounds the roots) should always be kept moist, but not soggy.


It is an easy-care plant that thrives in low to medium light conditions. It generally grows less than half a meter and helps remove harmful toxins from the household air. At the same time, it humidifies indoors and cools the temperature. There are many leaf varieties of this plant; if your goal is to cool the environment, choose one with lush foliage. It is important to consider that its leaves contain an irritant that can be toxic to pets.

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