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Air Conditioning and House Plants

Posted on: July 13th, 2021 by Active

Over the past few years, the inclusion of plants inside the home has become more and more popular, with an increasing number of homeowners decorating their houses with foliage. Air conditioning systems work to alter the environment of a room, which can sometimes be detrimental to house plants. However, with some tips and useful information, air conditioning and plants can co-exist inside your home, so you can successfully maintain your plants while keeping your room temperature just as you like it.

Choosing The Right Plants

If you are in the position of already having installed an air conditioning system and are looking for plants that are the best suited for an air conditioned environment, there are a few options available to you. Air conditioning creates a room with low humidity, so plants that fare the best in this type of environment should be at the top of your list to choose from.

Plants such as the Peace Lily or the Snake Plant are comfortable living in environments with drier humidity. The Parlour Palm is also a great option as they are very adaptive to low humidity and they require very little attention so you will not have to worry about maintaining them too much.

A good idea is also to include terrariums into your plant collection – these can be purchased or easily made yourself at home. Terrariums are perfect for living in air conditioned rooms because they create their own humid environment. Because the vapour that is released by the plants can’t escape the glass jar, it recycles and creates its own small scale water cycle.

Maintaining Existing Plants

Even if the plants you already own are the specific types that tend to cope easily in an air conditioned environment, there are still ways in which they can be maintained and kept thriving.

A big factor is to do with the positioning of the plants in relation to the air conditioner. You should avoid placing plants directly underneath the air conditioner, as the constant blast of cool air can freeze cells, preventing nutrients from moving freely around the plant.

Air conditioners can cause plants to lose moisture, so in order to keep them healthy, they should be misted and watered regularly to ensure they are getting all the nutrients they need. Although be vary of overwatering because this will cause it to drown.

Air Conditioning Direct

Plants and air conditioning systems can coexist in your home, it just means that some plants will require more attention and some more thought needs to go into where they are placed in relation to the air conditioner.

If you would like more information about the air conditioning services we provide and would like to know our availability, please feel free to get in touch by filling out our online contact form or by calling us on 020 8989 8989. We deliver air conditioning systems in and around London and Essex, including Kensington, Loughton and Chigwell.


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