10 PLANTS THAT ABSORB HEAT - List of names, characteristics and photos

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There are natural methods to make your home a more pleasant place during the summer or the hottest months. Therefore, for those curious like you who also want to be more natural and protect the environment, we want to show you some of the plants to refresh the environment that you can easily get or that you may already have at home.

Plants, in addition to decorating and giving life to our home, are capable of absorbing formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide and even trichlorethylene, many of them harmful to health. In the same way, plants lower the temperature and cool the environment. Do you want to know them and know how to take care of them so that they give you a hand when it comes to fighting the heat? Then take a look at this list of 10 plants that absorb heat created by Green Ecologist for you.

aloe vera

We begin our listing of plants to keep the house cool with in the aloe vera, acíbar or aloe. And it is that this not only serves topically to relieve burns, but is also very valid to purify the environment of our home, since it emits large amounts of oxygen that helps to lower the temperature. Thus, an aloe at home helps to create a cleaner and fresher atmosphere, purifying some harmful components from the air and creating a more pleasant environment.

Keeping aloe vera is very simple, since it is a plant that requires very little care. Of course, to improve its heat absorption capacity we recommend cleaning your succulent leaves from time to time. We recommend you read these other posts on How to plant aloe vera and Aloe Vera Care and watch this video about it.

Aloe candlestick

Another of the plants to refresh the environment is he Aloe arborescens or candelabra aloe, octopus or acíbar plant. This relative of aloe vera or aloe shares many properties and capabilities with it. It has a woody stem that can measure between 1 and 4 meters if it is planted in the ground. It has a bushy shape and is a highly branched plant, like the shape of other aloes. Its flowers are very showy and due to the contrast of these with the green color of its leaves it is used a lot in decoration, but especially for outdoors, since it grows a lot and indoors it costs much more to bloom. If you have it indoors, it will help you regulate the temperature of the house, but it will grow much less.

Areca Palm

This indoor plant would originate from Madagascar, in addition to being perfect for decorating the house, it does not require great care for optimal maintenance. It only needs a little water and that the light does not shine directly on it. The Areca palm or bamboo palm he is able to remove toxic substances from the environment, such as benzene and carbon monoxide, in addition to reduce ambient heat.

Here we leave you a guide on the Care of the Areca palm tree, in an article and in a video.

Rubber tree

Another of the plants to refresh the environment most used is the rubber tree or Ficus elastica. The first thing we must know is that it is a fast-growing plant, so we must choose well the place where we want to place it so that it can develop without problems. This species stands out for its perspiration capacity that helps maintain environments with pleasant humidity levels and that, in addition, improves air quality thanks to the creation of purifying toxins. It is very resistant to diseases and requires simple maintenance.

If you like this type of plants, we advise you to discover these 35 types of ficus.


The ribbon, love bow or malamadre it is a common plant in many homes it is also a plant used for improve air quality and capable of absorb heat quickly to balance the temperature of the room where it is placed. It requires moderate watering and a place where the sun does not hit it directly. In addition, it is very decorative for both bedrooms and living rooms. There are many who prefer to hang them from the ceiling or from their shelves to make them look even more beautiful.

Here you can learn more about the Ribbon of love or ribbon, the plant that purifies the air in the home.

Cradle of Moses

Known as cradle of Moses, spatphilus or lily of peace of a plant of great ornamental value capable of absorb excess moisture for, like this, normalize temperature of our home. As with aloe vera, we recommend keeping its leaves clean and placing it in an area of the house where the light does not shine directly on it. In addition, it is capable of ending the appearance of fungi, as with mold spores.

Discover the care of the lily of peace or cradle of Moses here.

Boston fern

Unlike the other plants to refresh our house, the boston fern if it needs specific care: abundant watering, quality soil and ample space for its growth. In return it has a large capacity environment purifier and creates environments with much more pleasant degrees of humidity for withstand high temperatures.

We recommend you take a look at this other guide on Caring for ferns.

Chinese palm tree

Another of the most beneficial plants to absorb heat of our home the chinese palm tree, which is a palm tree with palmate leaves, fan-shaped. It is widely used as a purifier since it easily cleans riotous rooms, xylene and formaldehyde.

If you like plants of this type and of different sizes, do not miss this other article by Green Ecologist about the different types of palm trees.


Is hanging plant So well known and easy to recognize due to its characteristic heart-shaped leaves, it has not only medicinal properties but also a great purifying capacity. The poto or potus is capable of eliminating toxic substances and even odors, as well as being capable of regulate the temperature of small stays.

You can learn more about El potus o poto with this other article. In addition, you can discover 29 indoor hanging plants, such as poto.


This plant, which receives the common name of tiger's tongue or mother-in-law's tongueIt is a species that has its origin in South Africa and stands out for its great rusticity, being capable of surviving long periods of time without practically any care. Like aloe, it has the ability to purify the air and regulate the temperature of the spaces in which it is found, being very popular for this as an indoor plant.

In this link you will see the Care of the sansevieria trifasciata.

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