For a comfortable life at home, you want the right temperature and relative humidity. It’s important to check indoor humidity levels because unregulated levels can cause issues.
🔴 Do you have symptoms of excess moisture in your home? Symptoms include:
◾ Condensation on windows during the winter.
◾ Excessive mildew in the bathroom.
◾ Mold growing on interior surfaces (corner of a closet, kitchen or bathroom).
◾ Peeling, cracking or blistering paint on exterior or interior finishes.
◾ Excessive dust mite populations (a cause of dust allergies).
🟡 Keeping the relative humidity at 25% (winter) to 50% (summer) is generally considered healthy and comfortable for occupants and better for the house.
🟢 Indoor activities such as bathing, cooking, dishwashing and just breathing all produce moisture. But we found a remedy that will help you get rid of this inconvenience: plants that absorb excess humidity.
Here is a top 5 of the best plants that absorb excess humidity in your house:
1. Spathiphyllum (Peace lily) – Being tropical, peace lilies like humidity. Too little, and leaf edges and tips may turn brown. Placing plants on a tray of pebbles kept moist, or near a humidifier, helps them in otherwise dry interior air. The peace lily is rather forgiving if you don’t water properly.
2. Chamaedorea (Table palm) – a dwarf palm that survives in humid and bright areas. To keep your Table Palm healthy and thriving, grow in rich, well-drained soil and water when the top few centimeters become dry. Create above average humidity, fertilize every three to four weeks, maintain indoor temperatures of 18°C to 26°C and situate in bright, indirect light. This plant loves humidity more than anything (even more than light).
3. Ivy (Hedera) – a plant that is usually placed in hanging pots. Hang it as higher as possible, close to the ceiling. In this way you will reduce mold growth and your Ivy can immediately absorb water vapors that rise to the ceiling – which is the most hot and humid area in the house.
4. Fern – This plant absorbs excess moisture from indoor air and is an excellent air quality adjuster. If you have such plant in the room, be sure that it will maintain a balanced humidity level.
5. Tillandsia Multiflora – This is an epiphyte plant that has no roots. In its natural environment it grows on trees using its aerial roots, unlike the ordinary plants. It feeds on water and nutrients that are absorbed directly from the air. It’s an ideal plant for rooms with high humidity levels.