9 Popular Plants That Gives Oxygen At Night As Well
While the sun is up, plants tend to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and release Oxygen (O2) as an end product of Photosynthesis. But these plants release oxygen at night as well which makes them a great pick for indoors.
Here are some plants which absorb CO2 at night:
1. Areca Palm
Areca Palm is a great indoor plant that add to the vividness of the surroundings and is usually purchased as a small tabletop plant while a fully mature Areca would span between 6-7 feet of height. They require great amount of attention and are counted among some plants that withstand trimming without any major harm so that the plant matures up to a lifespan of 10 years. They need a lot of sunlight generally indirect as the leaves turn yellow when they face the sun directly so facing them towards south or west facing windows is advised.
2. Neem tree
Neem plant is a tropical plant that requires the right amount of everything and given that you don’t want to keep it in a cold environment as they tend to shed leaves in cool atmosphere. Each part of the neem plant is highly beneficial from its bark to roots. They need plenty of sunlight and regular watering but gardeners should be careful as the plant doesn’t tolerate overwatering or very poorly drained soil
3. Snake plant, Sanseviera Trifasciata Zeylanica
Snake plants are best for rookies who just want to have a plant in the indoors that elevates the mood and is also easy to take care of. These succulent plants like to grow in indirect sunlight; however, they can tolerate some direct sunlight but they can also grow in shady places albeit very slowly.
4. Aloe vera
Aloe vera is a fine and easy to grow succulent that is great for indoors. Besides the medicinal benefits from the plant Aloe vera is a very great magnet for positive energy. Watering techniques play a major role in the growth of the plant.
5. Gerbera ( orange )
Gerbera daisy is an eye-catcher plant with vibrant corollas and a bright green foliage. Outdoors it’s a bit easy to grow this plant but it can be tricky to have it in the indoors. However, given the right attention and care they can survive for 2-3 years.
6. Christmas Cactus, Schlumbergeras
A Christmas Cacti is a very well-known indoor houseplant because of its blooming season, beautiful flowers and an easy maintenance. They prefer to grow well in a humid climate rather than in a dry one with indirect sunlight. Overwatering the plant would hinder its growth so it’s necessary to have well drained container soil.
7. Rama Tulsi
Rama tulsi or bright tulsi is a native Indian plant with a variety of benefits. While it is generally grown in a garden outside the house, many like it planted inside the house because of its holy significance. Tulsi grows in an environment with warmth and requires up to 6-7 hours of direct sun when planted indoors so having them placed near a south faced window would do the trick. The soil needs to be moist but not too soggy and the right environment would help them germinate in about 3 weeks. Tulsi bushes can grow 4-5 feet tall outdoors but the indoor height remains below 2 feet.
Peepal tree is proven to produce more Oxygen than any other tree so to have it in your angan would help improve the air quality. However, growing the plant inside as a sapling is better and then shifting it outside the house because the roots of the plants need an ample space to spread and grow with will behavior of this tree causes many problems when planted inside.
Orchids are the most commonly grown houseplants. They require shallow planting in a place where they get bright indirect sunlight of the right amount as less sun would result in not so good blooming and way too much sun would result in leaf scorch. They need ample water and there soil should be dry between the watering sessions so if the soil is still moist just let it be.