12 Houseplants to Refresh Dry Indoor Air

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By Adrienne Santos-Longhurst Plants are awesome. They brighten up your space and give you a living thing you can talk to when there are no humans in sight. Turns out, having enough of the right plants can also add moisture (aka humidify) indoor air, which can have a ton of health benefits. Yep, the right amount of humidity in the air can: Plants increase humidity in the air through a process called evapotranspiration. Water from the soil makes its way up through the roots of the plant, through the stems, and up to the leaves (transpiration), where it’s evaporated into the air through pores on the leaves, called stomata. Ready to work on your green thumb? We’ll cover which plants to get and which ones to avoid, and even throw in a few pro tips to help you make the most of your plants. Spider Plant Spider plants are one of the best plants you can buy for increasing indoor humidity, according to research from 2015. Even NASA agrees. It did a study in the ’80s that found spider plants are able to remove toxins like carbon monoxide and formaldehyde from indoor air. Perhaps the coolest part of all? […]

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