Here are the best Indoor Plants that Absorb CO2 at Night that will make the surrounding air healthy, helping you sleep better!
While most of the plants absorb carbon dioxide during the daytime, there are some Indoor Plants that Absorb CO2 at Night too! Surprised? Have a look at the best ones you can grow.
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Plants that Absorb CO2 at Night
CAM plants absorb CO2 during the night and store it in the form of a four-carbon acid known as ‘Malate’ that is released during the day. This process helps the plant to conserve water by opening stomata in the night.
Best Indoor CAM Plants
1. Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata
Here’s all you need to know about growing snake plant indoors
Botanical Name: Cactaceae
Being a CAM plant, cactus absorb CO2 at night from the atmosphere; it loses less water by opening stomata during the night.
Check out our article on the best types of indoor cacti here
3. Aloe Vera
Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis miller
Aloe vera opens its stomata during the night to reduce water loss. The CO2 obtained at this time is kept in vacuoles as malate.
Here are some other benefits of growing an aloe vera
Botanical Name: Orchidaceae
In this research on Phalaenopsis and its hybrids, it has been observed that the CO2 absorption increases at night time, making it a great plant for bedrooms!
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5. ZZ Plant
Botanical Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia
Here’s all you need to know about propagating a ZZ plant
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe
Kalanchoe plants are also efficient in absorbing CO2 at night from the atmosphere and make the surrounding air more fresh and breathable.
Check out our article on growing Kalanchoe indoors here
7. Wax Plant
Botanical Name: Hoya carnosa
The thick waxy foliage and rope-like stems of hoya conserve water and also soak CO2 in the night. They survive in droughts and manage in dry indoor air easily too.
8. Ponytail Palm
Botanical Name: Beaucarnea recurvata
Ponytail is actually succulent but it is called ‘palm’ because of its appearance. It is drought-tolerant, doesn’t open stomata during the day, and its leaves release oxygen at night.
9. Jade Plant
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata
Here’s all you need to know about growing jade plant indoors
Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea
Not only the plant thrives in indoor conditions, but its leaves are also a great source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and omega-3. Under drought, it performs CAM.