Do you know plants that give oxygen 24 hours ?
An old story says that sleeping under a Peepal tree keeps ghosts away whereas science says that sleeping under a Peepal tree increases your life span as it releases oxygen at night as well. So get these plants and trees today and live healthy, live long
Plants take in carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen (O2) during day time when they undergo the process of photosynthesis and they take in O2 and release CO2 during the night as a result of respiration.
There are 3 photosynthesis pathways adapted by plants for carbon fixation
- C3 pathway (Calvin cycle)
- C4 pathway
- CAM pathway (Crassulacean Acid Metabolism).
C3 and C4 are common among land plants and among these two, C3 is the most common.
CAM pathway can be seen in desert plants and epiphytes (i.e. plants that live on other plants). Unlike C3 and C4 plants, these plants keep their stomata closed during the day and open it during the night for fix CO2 in the form of malate and release O2.
They do it so, to prevent loss of water due to sunlight. During the day, they breakdown the malate and use the released CO2 through Kalvin cycle to produce sugars, similar to C3 plants. So, CAM plants release some oxygen during night.
However, it is not true that they release large amounts of oxygen during the night. In summary, most plants release oxygen at day only, there are no plants that produce a large amount of oxygen at night.
These 10 plants surely give a large amount of O2 in the day and reduce CO2 at night to increase the ratio of oxygen level.
1. Aloe Vera
Whenever a list of plants with benefits is made, Aloe Vera tops the charts always. Listed as one of the plants improving the air of NASA, Aloe Vera emits oxygen at night and increases the longevity of your life.
It is almost a ‘no-maintenance’ plant and caters to a lot of beauty benefits too.
Peepal tree can uptake CO2 during the night as well because of their ability to perform a type of photosynthesis called Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM).
3. Snake plant
It’s easy to care for, and will grow nicely in a sunny window or a spot that only has indirect light. You don’t even have to be all that regular watering it as it will do fine in dry soil.
In fact, over-watering is one of the big problems with snake plants. Snake plants are an excellent choice for any room in the house and will help remove formaldehyde from your air.
4. Areca Palm
Areca palm is also known as golden palm, butterfly palm, and yellow palm and is native to south India and the Philippines. Areca palm can be used as an indoor house plant and required special attention.
Synonymous with health benefits, the Neem tree also purifies the air during nighttime by absorbing co2.
It is believed that Neem should be planted inside the house, especially in the center of the court of the house, and the fact is scientifically true because it acts as a natural pesticide.
Beautiful and beneficial, orchids are a perfect choice to be settled in the corner of your bedroom.
Apart from emitting oxygen during the nighttime, Orchids also banish xylene – pollutant found in paints, and fills the room with fresh air to breathe.
7. Gerbera (orange)
Bright and cheerful; there are plenty of reasons to love the Gerbera flower. This is the fifth most popular flower in the world, Gerbera flowers are thought to symbolise innocence, purity and cheerfulness.
While gerberas come in a variety of jewel tones, orange gerberas are favorites, appreciated for their ability to add a bright spark of intense color.
8. Christmas Cactus
A Christmas Cactus is able to adapt to low light conditions, but it thrives in bright, indirect light. The plants should be watered less frequently in order to promote blooming.
This common house plant blooms during the Christmas season, but its long green arms are attractive throughout the year.
Mostly known as Holy Basil. It is native to India and mostly cultivated in south-eastern Asia. It is commonly used for treating Asthma, cold, sore throat, high bp and cholesterol.
Also used as a stress relaxant and inflammation controller.
10. Money plant
They are extremely hardy houseplants that anyone can keep alive, and will produce large yellow and green leaves on trailing vines.
Choose a spot that is sunny, but without too much direct light, or you can put up a pothos in a lower light area if that’s what works best.
Houseplants actually release oxygen during the day when there is natural light, through the process of photosynthesis. Although this process halts in the absence of light. At night, they are reducing the Co2 level, thereby increasing the oxygen ratio.
So if you are thinking of adding a little greenery to your home to boost your air quality and oxygen levels at night as well, bring these plants home today.