These 5 House Plants Will Help Reduce Humidity—Perfect For Summer

Suruchi Patwary , 04 Jun 2020
Humidity By Dragon Images | www.shutterstock.com
Humidity By Dragon Images | www.shutterstock.com

If you’re a Mumbaikar, you know what humidity means! You don’t even need to work out, you walk two steps and you’re already sweating. Most of us in Mumbai wake up drenched in sweat and its the most annoying thing about summers for me. Sure, the air conditioners help when it’s too hot to handle, but it isn’t very environment-friendly to keep them running for hours, noh? Also, not everyone has an air conditioner at home. So what do you do?

House Plants By Followtheflow | www.shutterstock.com
House Plants By Followtheflow | www.shutterstock.com

Well, nature quite literally has answers to all your problems. You just have to know where to look! There are a few houseplants that actually help in reducing the humidity. And so, we’ve listed 5 such plants below that you can have a look and maybe get them home too!

1. Boston Fern

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Boston Fern By nay_gasidid | www.shutterstock.com

If you’re someone who doesn’t know how to take care of your house plants, then this plant is the right one for you. Boston ferns are low maintenance and pretty hard to kill. All they need is a little sunlight and some moist soil and they’re good to go! They also help in reducing the humidity in your house and survive the summer.

2. Orchids

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Orchid Plant By Nemika_Polted | www.shutterstock.com

One of the most beautiful plants to have in your house, orchids help beat the humidity as well! Apart from handling the heat, they also add a pop of colour which works best if you’re looking to amp up the elegance quotient of your space. Make sure to read up about how to take care of orchids though, before you bring them home. Watching a houseplant die is like the worst defeat!

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The spider plants are great for people who’re new to houseplants and taking care of them. They’re super hard to kill, require the least amount of maintenance and are a great addition to homes. Apart from reducing the humidity, they can also remove almost 90% of harmful pollutants in the house.

4. Peace Lily

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Peace Lily By New Africa | www.shutterstock.com

If you’re familiar with Peace Lillies, you know they need lots of water and sunlight. And apart from needing plenty of water, they still absorb a huge amount of humidity in the air. Which is exactly what we need! Also, they look super classy and aesthetic, just saying.

5. Tillandsia Moss

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Tillandsia gets its necessary nutrients from the moisture in the air! All it needs is plenty of sunlight and watering twice or thrice a week to thrive. Everything else is taken care of by the moisture in the air. And so, this one’s a great addition to your home if you’re tired of dealing with humidity!

How are you battling the heat? Let us know in the comments below!

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