Spring this year is in many ways different from the others. In the spring, many homeowners eagerly anticipate gardening and tending their front yards. A different approach is being taken this year. Isn’t it true that spring plants brighten up people’s lives? Plants indeed give people happiness. It is said by The Sill that indoor plants can increase your mood, creativity, productivity, and productivity. Plants can also help relieve stress, the article stated. As a consequence, it is not uncommon for our HVAC technicians to receive inquiries regarding the best plants for air-conditioned residences. These are the best plants to use in air-conditioned rooms. Consider gardening inside this spring as a major cheer-up.
I usually open the windows during the day to let the sunlight in and to feel fresh. During the night, my bedroom is airconditioned. However, I have discovered that not all indoor plants can survive airconditioning. Why? Because the humidity is different. The air is drier and yes, fluctuating temperatures can pose a major problem (when the air conditioner is off).
The following plants could thrive in an air-conditioned room:
Best Types of Plants
Plants like the ones we have today thrive best when they are kept inside at controlled temperature and humidity levels. Also, they are easier to maintain. This is the best indoor plant for AC-treated homes that we have done our research on.
Nowadays air plants are all the rage. Water them at least twice a week, maybe more if your air is really dry, and submerge them every week for an hour. The best light is bright filtered light, so placing them beside a window is ideal.
Snake Plant (Sanseveria Masoniana)
Snake plants can grow in a variety of places, and I found a plant that was made to survive several months without watering, even in a low light.
Sadly, it was tucked away in a corner with some furniture from my clients that is being stored at my home.
This poor plant in the corner was covered by furniture, which is why we failed to notice it. Two of the four leaves still survived after 6 months of no watering!
Yes, I found this plant after doing some much-needed spring cleaning. Due to the very hot weather, it is now watered twice weekly. In general, a weekly watering is adequate. I would not recommend going six months without watering!
Snake Plant (Sansiveria Trifasciata)
It is one of the most popular snake plants. They thrive in medium to high light and will also survive in low light if they aren’t overwatered. Plants like this can survive in the most inhospitable conditions, so they are ideal for those without a green thumb. Water just twice a week. Do not water the leaf rosette.
Growing Pothos in low light and being easy to care for, they are simply hardy. They survive even when killed by people who consider themselves to be plant killers! Furthermore, the plants are easily propagated by simple cuttings. They have trailing leaves too, so I like mounting this in a hanging pot or simply placing it in water and just watching it grow!
The peace lily is the rare exception to the rule when it comes to flowering indoor plants since it can be difficult to care for them. If the light is too low, the flowers will not bloom, as well. The leaves should be misted several times each week when the soil is dry.
ZZ Plant or Zanzibar
A beginner can easily grow ZZ plants since they are easy to maintain. Since they need less water, you need to wait until the soil dries before watering again. The plants can also withstand low light levels. They thrive outside as well. I’ve had to replace several clay pots because my ZZ plant is growing too fast! The best way to plant this outdoors is straight to the ground. Despite its tendency to destroy pots, this plant has become popular for indoor use.
Their growth is slow to a maximum of three feet and they prefer low light. The soil should be evenly moist when watered and should not begin drying in between waterings.
Victoria Lady Fern
It is hard to kill a fern. Watering the plants every day, while avoiding overwatering, keeps the roots healthy. Put them in shady or partly shady areas. Plant in an evenly moist soil.
Despite their drought-tolerant nature, cacti are an endangered species. On a corner of my bedroom is a Peruvian cactus. Water when the soil is really dry, and open the curtains in the morning that it can receive sunlight. In addition to producing beautiful blooms, it is also a very low maintenance plant!
The home and the real estate market have one thing in common; location is crucial. No matter how misted or watered your plants, they’ll dry out if placed directly in front of an AC vent. Some plants need sunlight while others do not. Check how much sunlight your plants receive throughout the day and adjust its location accordingly. If the leaves on your plant become yellow or wilt, it might be due to several things; first, your plants are getting too much sunlight; secondly, they are getting too much air; or thirdly, they might have been overwatered.
Care and Maintenance
Overwatering your plants is very possible. In fact, that’s one of the most common mistakes homeowners make when it comes to plant care. Many of these plants collect water in their leaves and disperse it throughout the plant, so you shouldn’t water them too much. Rather, mist their leaves every day. Often times, it causes these plants to suffer when AC dries out the leaves. Keeping your plants healthy and happy by misting them every day with a small spray bottle will help you. Aside from using potting soil, another thing to consider is that this will help to control moisture and prevent root rot.
A central air conditioner’s primary function is to remove humidity from your home. Although most houseplants do not thrive in an environment lacking proper humidity; those we discussed above can thrive with the right care. The humidity levels may cause problems with the plants and your AC if they are too high. Your air may feel heavier or have a musty odor if you notice this. For this reason, you should call an HVAC technician to examine your system.
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