Beat Indoor Humidity Once and For All With These 6 Houseplants

It’s impossible for the air in our homes to be completely dry, it’s also not recommended. But moisture will always find it’s way to mix in with the air in our space – maybe you’ve just taken a shower, or you’ve cooked a steaming hot meal. While having an excessively dry environment is not good, the same goes for one high in humidity. High indoor humidity can cause mold and even mildew. These microorganisms love to hide out in places we often don’t even notice them. However, breathing in these organisms can have a serious impact on our health. They can cause skin problems, allergies, coughs and so on. That’s why it’s important to keep the moisture levels in your home in check. Here are 6 houseplants that can help you.

Moisture will always find it’s way to mix in with the air in our space


Nobody wants to be breathing in mold. And nobody wants to be even looking at mold. But it thrives in a humid environment. That’s why you need to keep your humidity levels at bay. Use these plants to help you control the humidity in your space.

Nobody wants to be breathing in mold, but it loves humid environments

window wet with droplets from humidity

#English Ivy

English Ivy is amazing when it comes to purifying the air. It can get rid of airborne fecal matter (for example, from pets) and absorb formaldehyde which is found in cleaning products, furniture and more. And on top of all that English Ivy also helps to deal with mold in spaces that tend to be more humid than they should be. This plant is super easy to take care of as they don’t need a ton of sunlight. They do like however for their soil to be moist. We recommend you keep this plant in a hanging pot. This way it can absorb the humidity that rises.

English Ivy is also amazing when it comes to purifying the air

beat indoor humidity english ivy plant vines u close

#Aloe Vera

This succulent has so many benefits to it. It can help heal burns, get rid of acne, and even protect you from negative energy. Aloe vera has the magic ability to draw out moisture from its environment, so it doesn’t need to be watered all that often, and it can be grown all year-round! This plant doesn’t require a lot of attention and is pretty low-maintenance. Just let it sit somewhere sunny and water it from time to time every few weeks.

Aloe vera has the magical ability to draw out moisture from its environment

aloe vera plant shot from above


#Orchid

The beautiful orchid. But other than being visually stunning, these plants can help you beat the humidity in your home. Since their roots get their moisture and nutrients from the air that surrounds them, they will be taking care of the humidity. This pet-friendly flower is a great choice if you need a plant to reduce humidity and look flawless while doing it. Taking care of orchids isn’t the easiest task, but it sure is worth it.

This pet-friendly flower is a great choice if you need a plant to reduce humidity

beautiful white orchid flowers up close

#Peace Lily

The Peace Lily is believed to bring happiness, luck, and love to the home it is inhabiting. But another bonus is how well it can reduce the humidity of a space. This plant just loves water, no matter in what form it comes. Even if it’s being watered regularly it will still be absorbing the moisture from the air. The Peace Lily does need a bit of indirect light, but can also survive in low lighting. These plants grow quite fast and are also a great air detoxifier.

This plant just loves water, no matter in what form it comes

indoor humidity two white peace lily flowers

#BostonFern

This lush fern is one of the most popular air detoxifiers and dehumidifiers out there. And with good reason. These plants are low-maintenance and still do an amazing job at absorbing the moisture from the air. The Boston Fern does best in medium light levels of indirect light. This plant does enjoy its soil moist, so make sure it has plenty of watering. It’s also a good idea to mist it when the air starts to dry out during the winter months.

This lush fern is one of the most popular air detoxifiers and dehumidifiers out there

lush boston fern plant in hanging vase

#Palms

Palm’s natural environment is humid, tropical areas. This means they will be more than happy to absorb the moisture in the room through their leaves. No matter what palm you decide to take home, most of them do great at keeping humidity in check and cleaning up the air from pollutants. And they aren’t even all that hard to take care of! Just make sure to keep their soil moist, and they will be happy.

Palm’s natural environment is humid, tropical areas

green leafy palm in big pot

These were the best houseplants to help you deal with indoor humidity. We hope you found this article useful. Now you know which plants to bring home in order to keep your air clean and moisture in check.

Now you know which plants to bring home

woman watering her plants

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