Plants that absorb heat

If that climate has arrived that is at its maximum, so you feel that the heat is suffocating you. Then the safest thing is that you resort to the use of fans or air conditioning to reduce the sensation of heat, which implies high costs. However, a good alternative is to surround yourself with plants that absorb heat  to refresh and regulate the environment, as well as to purify oxygen. Follow the list!

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Plants help absorb formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide, and trichlorethylene, which are carcinogenic compounds. They even reduce the “heat island” effect that occurs from the heating of concrete in cities. So take a look at this list and get yourself a good arsenal.

Plants that refresh the environment

Tiger tongue

It is a very resistant indoor plant, it adapts to the dry and hot atmosphere of the rooms. In addition, it does not require a lot of light but it does require constant watering. It is excellent for absorbing nitrogen oxides, so it has a great purifying power for the air in rooms. Also, it minimizes formaldehyde, a volatile organic compound that is harmful to health.

Boston fern

Humidifying and air purifying species, so it works inside a room and whose objective is to have a clean and fresh environment. The only thing to worry about is placing it in good quality soil and with reasonable amounts of water so that it develops properly.

Areca palm

It is native to Madagascar, being an excellent plant for indoors. This species does not require much care, you just have to avoid putting it in direct light and having moderate watering. This species helps eliminate toxic substances such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and benzene, making it ideal for creating a healthier environment.


It does not require much space and can be located anywhere. It is even very decorative, the only thing to consider is that it should not be exposed to direct heat, since the leaves turn yellow. It is excellent at absorbing large amounts of heat and improves the ambient temperature.

Rubber tree

It is a species that grows fast, so the space where it will be should be considered. It has a considerable rate of perspiration, so it will maintain a humid environment in the room. In addition, it provides optimal air quality, as it has purifying toxins, removes formaldehyde from the air and is resistant to diseases.

aloe vera

It is a succulent plant  easy to maintain with little care. Being famous for calming the burning on the skin when there is a burn. But it also helps purify the air and emits oxygen, helping to cool down the indoor air temperature.

Common ivy

Constant temperature plant, frequent watering and direct light. Thanks to this, you can help to have a clean environment, filtering toxins such as xylene, benzene, toluene and formaldehyde. Even this species helps reduce indoor mold.


It is a houseplant  that adapts very well to conditions of high temperature and low light and humidity. If grown indoors, it needs a good amount of natural light.

Chinese palm tree

It is a very beneficial plant to have at home, as it helps to detoxify the room. This species is one of the best to have an excellent environment, since it cleans the riot, xylene, toluene and formaldehyde. It is not even toxic to animals.


Hanging plant whose leaves have the characteristic of having a heart shape. Beyond its medicinal properties, this species helps to clean the environment of toxic substances. One of them is formaldehyde that predominates in the rooms. It is also capable of eliminating odors.

Ideas for lowering the room temperature

  • Put up a mesh shutter and cover it with a vine-like plant that protects from the sun when required.
  • If you have windows, it is advisable to put a plant with dense leaves that covers it in the hours of maximum heat. If you can, place it on a mobile base so you can remove it when necessary or you want the air to circulate.
  • Place multiple plants in the warmest rooms. The plants sweat water to lower the high temperatures, thus humidifying the room so that it is cool while decorating the environment.
  • The terraces usually have a lot of sun, since the material used in them usually produces a rebound effect from the sun. To avoid this, it can be covered with grass to absorb heat.

Do you know some plants that help absorb heat ? If so, be sure to tell us which ones to add to the list.

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