Do you know which plants release Oxygen at Night?
- Author: Apeksha Rawat Published: 11th November, 2019
Plants release oxygen during the day in the presence of natural light through the process of photosynthesis. While at night, the plants uptake oxygen and release carbon dioxide, which is called respiration. However, some plants can uptake carbon dioxide during the night as well because of their ability to perform a type of photosynthesis called Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM). Having these plants at home improves air quality throughout the day and helps people to sleep better at night.
Read further to know about plants that release oxygen at night. Adding them to home will boost the air quality and oxygen levels and fill it with greenery.
One of the best plants to keep indoors. Being native to dense tropical forests, it can very well survive in areas with less sunlight. This plant absorbs all kinds of harmful gases like formaldehyde and benzene and keeps the air humid. It is preferably ideal for those who suffer from sinus problems. The ability of this plant to release oxygen at night helps improve breathing patterns and let people sleep better at night.
The snake plant is another popular indoor plant that emits oxygen at night. It helps remove formaldehyde from the air. Adding it to home allows people to breathe in a healthy environment, even during the night. It is easy to care for and grow well in a spot that only has indirect light. Regular watering is not required as it does fine in dry soil.
Tulsi is another name in the list of plants that give out oxygen at night. The leaves of tulsi emit a characteristic scent that can soothe nerves and help reduce anxiety. Having a tulsi plant in the home, balcony or near the window allows to sleep better at night. Consuming the leaves of tulsi plant has several benefits, such as curing fever, common cold, and sharpening memory.
Aloe vera is a succulent that grows slowly and has flashy spear-like leaves. The perfect cure to almost every skin problem, aloe vera releases plenty of oxygen at night that purifies the air and helps people sleep better at night. It removes two harmful chemicals from the air- formaldehyde & benzene. It doesn’t need to be watered very often and dry conditions are best for its growth. One should let the soil of aloe vera dry out completely between watering.
One of the amazing air cleaners as studied by NASA, peace lily releases oxygen at night. It is one of the best plants that purify all volatile organic compounds in the air, like benzene, formaldehyde, toluene, carbon monoxide, and xylene. The peace lily is known to increase room humidity by up to 5%, which is great for breathing while sleeping. It requires medium, indirect light to grow well and should only be watered when the soil is dry.
The plant is named so because of the shape of the leaves that look similar to that of the spider’s legs. It helps add more oxygen and filter out harmful volatile compounds like benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide that allow people to breathe easier in the evening. The well-drained soil and bright, indirect light help the spider plant grow well. Make sure to not over-water the plant to avoid root-rot.
Bringing these highest oxygen-producing plants home will make a huge difference and are guaranteed to resolve the air quality problem to a great extent.