The four indoor plants that will eliminate mold and condensation from your home today
- There are four houseplants that can prevent mold from growing in your home.
- Snake plants, palm trees, English ivy, and peace lilies thrive in moisture
- These plants also dehumidify the environment as they absorb moisture from the air.
There are four houseplants that help combat mold growth in the home, according to experts, who claim they work like nature’s dehumidifiers.
Snake plants, peace lilies, English ivy, and palm trees help absorb moisture from the air, making it a less desirable habitat for mold.
Gardening Express experts told The Express that the plants are especially efficient in hot and humid rooms, such as bathrooms.
Peace lilies can help rid your home of mold by removing moisture from the air, but they are toxic to pets and children, so they must be used with care (stock image)
“Using plants to help keep mold at bay is a practical and natural way to control humidity in your home,” they explained.
Adding that some plants are simply better at absorbing moisture through their leaves.
‘The beauty of this natural solution is that you will notice an improvement while enjoying beautiful plants.’
English ivy is a great way to remove airborne mold from damp areas and is great for small spaces and tight bathrooms.
These plants need regular watering and should be saturated each time, before allowing the soil to dry out before watering again.
They also thrive in bright indirect light and somewhere with airflow.
Hanging baskets are perfect for this plant, and it works for other members of the house as well, as it is toxic to pets.
It is also important to note that these plants are vines and can grow up to 50 meters long, with ‘explosive’ growth in the third year.
Snake plants and palms are also great for dehumidifying humid environments, experts say
The humble peace lily is also an excellent choice for dehumidifying damp spaces, but like English ivy, it is also extremely toxic to pets.
Peace lilies don’t need direct light to thrive and can even grow under fluorescent lights, which means they do well in bathrooms.
Cleaning the leaves and cutting off spent blooms can ensure that they grow well.
Lilies kept in low light will produce more leaves and look like a traditional foliage plant, those with more sunlight will flower more often.
Snake plants are some of the best for the job and are hardy and adaptable, making them the perfect plant for beginners.
English Ivy is also efficient at removing water from the air and is good for baths, but it is also deadly to pets, so it must be hung high.
They prefer a sunny location and warm temperatures to thrive.
NASA research suggests that plants also filter out household toxins, which means they keep the air clean and prevent mold from growing.
These plants flower ‘every few years’ and have sweet-smelling flowers.
Palm trees also absorb moisture through their leaves, and since they have so many they are very efficient.
Palm varieties such as bamboo palms, lady palms, dwarf date palms, and areca palms grow well indoors and are better at absorbing condensation.