10 Plants that Absorb Moisture and Prevent Mold on Walls

Moisture and subsequent mold growth on the walls of the home is a very common problem and quite expensive to solve. Mold is not only unsightly but can also pose a risk to our health. Itchy eyes and nasal congestion are just among the milder symptoms of mold exposure. Fortunately, there are solutions that allow us to prevent and avoid the problem of excess moisture in the home. Below we list plants that are capable of absorbing moisture from the air through their leaves and transporting it to their roots.

  1. Mint

This famous aromatic plant is capable of absorbing moisture from the environment. It grows well in humid environments and is ideal for kitchens or bathrooms. It grows year-round and is also useful in the kitchen, for preparing both dishes and herbal teas.

  1. Orchids

These wonderful plants are capable of reducing the moisture in the air in your home. Their roots are not in the soil, so they absorb water present in the air. In addition, some have pseudobulbs that store water and help them survive dry spells better. They do very well in the bathroom.

  1. Happiness trumpet

This plant produces white, very fragrant flowers. It can reach a considerable height. One of the main properties of this plant is its ability to purify the air in your home, while also absorbing moisture.

  1. Palms

An excellent option for keeping humidity and mold levels under control, especially in bathrooms. They are capable of absorbing moisture through their leaves. It is suggested to choose areca, bamboo or date palm.

  1. English ivy

This climbing plant is very easy to care for. Its natural habitat is moist, temperate woods, which is why it is suggested to put it in the wettest rooms of the house, such as bathrooms. It is also perfect for hanging over the kitchen sink or near a window.

  1. Phalangium

An extremely effective plant in absorbing moisture in the environment. It also removes toxins in the air in the home, such as formaldehyde and xylene. It needs indirect light and survives periods of drought. In summer you need to increase the frequency of watering.

  1. Peace Lily

This tropical plant cannot tolerate frost and drafts, which is why it is a wonderful indoor plant. Water it once a week and it is perfect for dimly lit bathrooms or kitchens.

  1. Tillandsia

Like all epiphytic plants, it absorbs moisture from the air because it does not root in soil, from which other plants draw nutrients and water. It grows in rainy areas and its leaves are covered with cells that are able to quickly absorb water that accumulates on them.

  1. Boston fern

This is a well-known and popular houseplant, often grown in hanging pots. It thrives in moist, shady places, but needs some indirect light.

  1. Calanthe

Many well-known houseplants with wonderful decorative properties belong to this family. They need a lot of moisture to mimic their natural habitat.

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