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Cool Plant, Cool House: 5 Plants Guaranteed to Keep Your House Cool This Summer

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Keeping plants in your home offers a myriad of benefits to the residents. This includes promoting health and wellness in the home.

Plants in the home can reduce stress, increase productivity, decrease sickness, absorb sounds, boost creativity, enhance home aesthetics, and clean the air. There are far fewer disadvantages to keeping plants in the home.

One underrated benefit of house plants is that they can keep your house cooler. This means lowering your energy costs.

To find out which cool plants are best for your home, check out the list below.

1. The Weeping Fig

This plant is a type of ficus, specifically the ficus benjamina. These plants have many small leaves that help keep the surrounding area humid and cool.

These plants are especially good for filtering toxins like benzene and formaldehyde out of the air. It requires a good amount of light and thrives best in a bright area. Make sure to choose its spot wisely as it can become stressed and lose leaves if moved.

2. Palm Plants

Palm plants come in many different forms. You can purchase fishtail palms, livistona palms, lady palms, fern palms, or areca palms. No matter your preference, all of the above produce enough oxygen to cool down your home.

A good rule of thumb is to remember that larger leaves produce more oxygen. Palm plants have lots of feathery leaves that can transform your home into a rainforest.

3. The Rubber Plant

The rubber plants is also a type of ficus. These are popular indoor plants and you can easily order them online through distributors like Plantz.

These plants need consistently damp soil for the roots to absorb. Then, this moisture will be released through the underside of the leaves. This promotes humidity and helps cool down your home.

4. The Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

This oddly named plant is called so for the sharpness of its leaves. It implies that it looks as sharp as some comments from a mother-in-law can feel. It’s also known as the “snake plant.”

Its scientific name is sansevieria trifasciata. This plant is a hard worker that can ever convert harmful substances into oxygen.

There are 70 different types of mother-in-law’s tongue, so you can find the right shade and shape that you want.

5. The Chinese Evergreen

As an evergreen, this plant retains its green color throughout the year. The best part about the Chinese evergreen is that it is low maintenance. It needs only a little water and a little light to thrive.

These plants have an interesting light and green pattern on their leaves, and you can even find some species with other colors. With a high transpiration rate, these plants release a lot of water vapor – purifying the air in your home through increased moisture.

Finding Cool Plants

These cool plants are some of the best as keeping your home cool, but they are not the only ones. You can also look into spider plants, English ivy, Boston ferns, and others.

If you can’t find these plants at your local garden nurseries, you can always check online.

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