The growing population and the changing environmental conditions has an impact on the climate change. The temperature at summer time is hotter than the previous decades. As a response to the heat, people have started using the air conditioner in almost all households. This has lead to the emission of the harmful greenhouse gases which in turn contaminates the air.
To meet this problem in an eco-friendly manner, and in an inexpensive way, you can plant cool plants in your office which not only cools the air but also prevent you from air pollutants. They control the humidity levels and cool down the atmosphere of the office environment.
What Are The Best Cool Office Plants?
To help you feel cooler, we have suggested a list of the plants that can cool down the atmospheric temperature. They include the following,
Aloe vera is a medicinal plant which has its fame on rejuvenating, healing and soothing properties. The extracts of aloe vera are used in making of cosmetics too. It grows up to a height of 1-2 feet and is easy to grow plant.
The aloe vera can help you get rid of the sunburns along with cooling the air temperature by removing the formaldehyde present in the air. However, the plant requires bright sunlight to grow well. So, consider placing it in a place which receives ample sunlight. The plant has to be planted in a soil that is drenched with water. Between each watering cycle, the plant has to be drained well for water.
The Ficus tree is commonly known as weeping fig helps in keeping the cool temperature inside the office. They do it by eliminating the air pollutants and by increasing the level of oxygen. With this property, they improve the quality of the air for breathing. Even though the plant requires bright sunlight, the plant is also capable of tolerating low light conditions. The plant can grow well with medium watering too.
It is botanically named as Crysalidocarpus lutescens and is commonly denoted as yellow butterfly palm and golden cane palm. They can be easily grown indoors. They have been raked at the top by the NASA research for the capacity of purifying air better than the other plants.
They are easy to grow and maintain as it requires only a minimum light conditions. The plant apart from cooling the environment, also adds a decorative feature to your office environment. They enable cooling effect by removing formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene from the air.
The plant has to be placed in a moist and well-drained soil with its roots filling the pots. While purchasing ensure whether the plant has a trunk which is thicker at the base because the thinner ones are not easy to maintain.
Baby Rubber Plant
It is a flowering plant and is botanically named as Peperomia obtusifolia. The plant is capable of growing tall up to 10 inches. The plant has leaves that are in the shape of a cup and are leathery. This plant helps in cooling the atmospheric temperature by removing the toxins and chemical pollutants present in the air.
The plants require minimal sunlight as a source of food. The plant cannot tolerate humidity less than 13 degree Celsius. The major advantage of having this plant is that they can grow in places with infrequent watering.
The Snake Plant
This plant is popularly known as mother in law’s tongue plant. It is Sansivieria trifascitia botanically. This is yet another plant which is recommended by the researchers of NASA to benefit purifying the air. Unlike the other plants, the plant emits oxygen at night thereby keeping the temperature cooler even at the night time.
The plant is also capable of absorbing nitrogen oxides, formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and benzene. It is easy to care plant as it requires low light and can survive even if watered infrequently.
The plant is botanically termed as Epipremnum aureum goldii. They are commonly known as Money plants. They help in purifying the air by removing all the chemical toxins and pollutants from the air. The plant apart from purifying the air is well known to bring prosperity. They are also easy to care as it requires only partial sunlight. They can also be hung in small pots and they require changing the water every 2-3 days.
These are the well know plants that can purify the air and keep your office cool. However, planting a single plant will not help you in cooling down the entire building. You will require planting multiple plants of different species to get a cooler surrounding.