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Did You Know These 10 Plants Absorb CO2 At Night As Well !

Did You Know These 10 Plants Absorb CO2 At Night As Well !

Plants give out oxygen as part of photosynthesis, while absorbing carbon dioxide. An important condition for photosynthesis is the presence of photons, or light! Generally, we will not expect plants to absorb carbon dioxide at night - but here’s a few that actually do! Want a quick look through this list? Watch this video:

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The biggest benefit to incorporating these oxygen-producing plants into your longevity lifestyle is going to be the improvement of air quality in your home. Here are 9 plants that give off oxygen at night as well.

1. Sansevieria Zeylanica, Snake Plant


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Considered highly efficient in oxygen production, Snake Plants are unique for their ability to produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide even at night. In an air sealed room, these plants are capable of producing enough oxygen to breathe normally. It does well in window light and needs to be watered weekly.

2. Aloe Vera


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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.

3. Areca Palm


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Ideally suited for the living room, Areca Palms serve to decorate your home-interior, produce oxygen as well as purify the environment it’s placed in by removing dangerous chemicals such as formaldehyde, xylene and toluene. Recommended to have it kept in the sun once in three to four months.

4. Neem Tree


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Synonymous to health benefits, Neem tree also purifies the air during nighttime by emitting oxygen. Vastu dictates that Neem should be planted inside the house, especially in the centre of the courtyard, and the fact is scientifically true because it acts as a natural pesticide.

5. Gerbera 


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Arguably the prettiest entry on the list, the Gerbera Daisy is often used as a decorative element in gardening. Beneficial for those suffering from sleep apnea and breathing disorders, the Gerbera Daisy is distinct for its ability to produce high levels of oxygen at night 

6. Money Plant


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Featured by NASA, the Money Plant is renowned for its air purification ability. However, strongly advised to keep out of reach of pets or small children - its leaves are harmful if ingested.

7. Tulsi


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Keeping Tulsi plant inside the house increases the supply of oxygen as it gives out oxygen 20 hours a day. It also absorbs harmful gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide from the air. It is also known to bring good health and luck into the house.

8. Peepal Tree


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Also called the Sacred Fig, this plant is also native to the subcontinental part of India. Meditating underneath this tree is when Buddha attained enlightenment. The plant possesses certain qualities that can treat different types of diseases and disorders out of which some of them are asthma, diarrhoea and also gastric problems.

9. Orchids


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Orchids are flowering plants that tend to bloom with vivid colors and pleasant fragrances. They are all perennial herbs that grow to a large number. They cannot have any woody structure but tend to grow in two ways either monopodial or sympodial. Due to its fragrance, the flowers of the Orchid are used as perfume.

10. Chinese Evergreens


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The Chinese Evergreen is one of the most common living room plants because it can purify indoor spaces from harmful chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde and other toxins. The plant does well in full shade, and only needs to be watered occasionally.

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