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10 Plants to Purify and Create the Perfect Microclimate within Your Home

By Andrew Alpin, 28 July 2017

Household plants have incredible properties from removing toxins in the atmosphere and inducing positive energy to working against uncomfortable conditions of excess dryness or humidity. Here are 10 indoor plants to improve the microclimate of your home by removing excess moisture or introducing moisture into the atmosphere.

1Spathiphyllum

Also known as “woman’s Happiness”, it can absorb excess moisture, stabilize the climate and even destroy mold spores. The plant remains healthy at a temperature of 18 degrees C. Woman’s Happiness is believed to bring happiness and love to a home.

 Spathiphyllum

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2Coffea

The most common type of this species is the Arabic or Congolese coffee shrub that provides types of rabica and Robusta coffee. The plant bears fruit only in the sixth year so you should buy a full grown mature plant. Keep them in shade and water regularly. The plant absorbs excess moisture from the air and fills the home with a pleasant tropical aroma.

Coffea

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3Myrtus

As a symbol of pleasure and peace, the Myrtus can introduce a healthy microclimate within your home. It is also good for health as the phytoncides given off the leaves and flowers kill microbes in the air.

Myrtus

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4Laurus nobilis

The Laurus Nobilis has always been associated with glory and victory. It is a subtropical plant that prefers moist air and shade as well as warm water. It normalizes the microclimate by absorbing moisture. The leaves can also be dried and used in cooking.

Laurus nobilis

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5Citrus Limon

Among plants to improve the microclimate, the lemon tree is loved by all because of its nice citric aroma during flowering time. It also absorbs excess moisture while the leaves sterilize the space around it. The lemon tree requires sunlight, regular water and dry soil.

Citrus Limon

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6Chamaecyparis

The Japanese consider the Chamaecyparis a sacred tree as they believe that the souls of the dead and of gods settle inside them. This is an evergreen that freshens the home and introduces moisture into a dry climate. It also removes dirt and can reduce symptoms of migraine and headache. It requires plenty of shade and water.

Chamaecyparis

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7Sansevieria

This houseplant freshness air and also produces a lot of oxygen purifying your home. It neutralizes harmful fumes from toxic material and does not require much water as it retains moisture in the leaves. You can set it up anywhere in your home.

Sansevieria

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8Ficus

As one of the most popular household plants the Ficus moisturizes and oxygenates the atmosphere. It neutralizes toxins and viruses where its wide leaves also scoop up and retain dust. It requires considerable space and shade for growth. Common types of ficus are weeping fig or Benjamin Fig. It does not like drafts and excess water.

Ficus Plant

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9Cissus

The Cissus quadrangularis is similar to ivy as it instantly clings to any supporting structure while its leaves grow towards the light. It adapts to dry air by improving it with moisture. It needs plenty of shade and a regular shower of moisture.

Cissus Plant

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10Kalanchoe

No two Kalanchoe plants can ever look alike. Native to Madagascar, the Kalanchoe is suitable for dry environments like an apartment. It can easily regulate the atmosphere and is one of the best plants to improve the microclimate of your home. It doesn’t require much water and needs to be placed in a corner that gets sunlight.

Kalanchoe Plant

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