Many plants can produce Oxygen even at night. If one can nurture such plants at home, the easy flow of fresh air can be assured all day long at his/her home. Plants require sunlight for absorbing carbon dioxide and emitting oxygen, the process is called Photosynthesis. These plants, at night uptake oxygen and release CO2. This process is called respiration. But some plants can uptake CO2 and release oxygen at night; this way of photosynthesis is called Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM). Such plants can purify air at night.
If you decide to nurture plants at home, make sure you buy these kinds of plants which not only allures our vision but also gives clean and fresh air throughout the day.
Following are the best plants that purify air at night
Areca Palms can even endure in very little sunlight for it is being indigenous to the tropical forests. It can absorb CO2 and emits oxygen during night time. It takes out dangerous gases such as formaldehyde and benzene and keeps the air humid.
Tulsi/ Basil Plant
People know the health benefits of the tulsi/ basil plant. Consuming leaves of tulsi hold back fever, cold, common nose block, and other minor illnesses. But many don’t know tulsi can produce oxygen even in the night time. Keeping a tulsi plant at the window side or balcony gives pure air for breathing and also the holy aroma helps to reduce anxiety as well.
Snake plant is another plant that sucks up carbon dioxide and emits oxygen at night. We can see the plant at many houses as it is easy to nurture, and doesn’t need direct sunlight. The plant requires no daily watering. It can survive even in dry soil and it can store water in its leaves.
Aloe vera provides plenty of oxygen at night and helps to give better sleep for people as it is the remedy for almost all skin problems. It clears damaging gases such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air. Nurturing of aloe vera is also simple, and it prefers dry soil and no need for caring or watering every day.
This is another plant that is helping in purifying the air at home. The name of this plant comes from the shape of its leaves which look identical to the spider’s legs. They need no direct sunlight and recommend no over-watering the plants.
Neem trees are well known for their medicinal values. Many recommend growing a neem plant inside the home for its power to purify air at home.
Peepal tree which is known as Sacred Fig and Bodhi Tree has tremendous uses. It is using medicines to face over 50 diseases and it has the power to suck up appalling air and gives fresh and quality air. It is believed Gautama Buddha received revelation under this tree. This tree has significant ties with three important religions of India, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. This is the state tree of the state of Odisha.
Orchids are flowering plants that can be raised inside a house not just because of the flowers but because of its capacity of purifying the air. It is a plant that doesn’t need direct sunlight. The light aroma makes the house more attractive than before.