Houseplants That Absorb Humidity

If you dread the coming of summer because you live in a region of the United States that is extremely humid, then there might be a remedy, at least for inside your house.

Extreme humidity inside your home is not only uncomfortable; it is also bad for your health. The condition can even lead to the growth of mold.

Believe it or not, there are houseplants you can grow inside your home that actually absorbs excess humidity.

Five such houseplants include:

· Spathiphyllum. Also known as Peace Lily, this plant absorbs water vapor from the soil and air for internal physiological reasons. So, to thrive, it needs a humid environment.

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· Chamaedorea. Also known as Table Palm, this plant is a dwarf palm that flourishes in humid and bright areas. Still, once the excessive humidity is cleared from the home the plant can deal with shade in a room.

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· Ivy. Also known as Hedera, ivy is commonly planted in hanging pots and is an ideal plant for an apartment as well as a house. Not only does it look good, it too absorbs humidity. So it is suggested that it be hung high in the most humid area of the house so that it can absorb the water vapor rising to the ceiling.

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· Fern. Not only does this plant absorb excess moisture, it is also an excellent air regulator. It is said that only one in a room does a more than sufficient job maintaining a balanced level of humidity.

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· Tillandsia. Classified as an epiphyte plant that doesn’t have roots, this plant commonly grows on trees and features aerial roots that absorb water and nutrients from the air.

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