8 Amazing Plants That Will Help Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

Jun 22 2018 - 3:10pm

If you're looking for creative ways to beat the heat this Summer [1], consider this: certain house plants are natural coolants. That's because plants absorb heat and many will also emit oxygen, lowering the ambient air temperature. These greens not only enliven your home decor, but they're also useful! Keep reading to discover the seven house plants that are also stellar natural coolants.

Aloe Vera

Start cooling down your room by adding this powerful plant. Aloe vera not only helps soothe your skin when you have a burn, but it will also purify the air and emit oxygen, helping to cool the indoor air temperature.

Snake Plant

Put this distinctive plant in your bedroom. It emits oxygen at night, helping to cool the space while you sleep.


More than a focal point in your living room, they are also great at increasing oxygen levels in the air.

Spider Plant

Great at purifying the air and easy to grow, it's hard to go wrong with a spider plant.

Rubber Plant

A rubber plant makes a big difference in air quality – even if you only have room in your home for the smaller baby rubber plant. It releases high levels of oxygen, helping to cool the ambient air temperature, and excels at purifying toxins such as formaldehyde from the air.

Areca Palm Tree

This tree is serious business. A NASA research document [2] declared it the best air purifying plant, and you can expect it to keep your home's air cool, clean, and pleasantly humid.

Boston Fern

Sure, it looks great, but it's also great for the air quality. Boston ferns are natural air humidifiers and purifiers.

Pathos (aka Devil's Ivy or Money Plant)

In addition to excelling at removing formaldehyde from the air, this low-maintenance plant is hard to kill and great for novice gardeners.

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