8 Plants that remove moisture and mold from your home

Excess humidity, in addition to causing bad odors, can be harmful to health, since it favors the multiplication of bacteria and the appearance of fungi or mold.

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Mold is a problem in many homes as it can come in many shapes and colors due to poor ventilation, insulation and moisture problems.

Below, we show you 8 plants that help reduce the impact of mold in our home by purifying the air.

1- Cacti

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Cacti absorb the most moisture from the air. If they survive the heat and lack of irrigation in desert areas, it is thanks to their ability to absorb environmental humidity.

2- Cradle of Moses

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It does not need much lighting and has the ability to absorb moisture through its leaves, making it a great option for rooms without many hours of light. If your leaves turn brown, it is a sign that the plant needs more watering, a more protected location or a supply of fertilizer.

3- Babylonian fern

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It thrives in more humid climates, so it will naturally absorb moisture in your home. This plant not only absorbs moisture from the air, but also compensates for different humidity levels to make it more comfortable in your home. It is also one of the plants that best adapts to spaces with low light.

4- Bamboo palm

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They grow in tropical and humid areas. They absorb moisture through their leaves. They can survive in low light, making them ideal for keeping indoors.

However, they can grow to several meters if kept in well-lit areas. Keep the substrate relatively moist to help it grow.

5- Ivy

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It absorbs formaldehyde, which can be found in furniture, household cleaning products, and carpet coverings. Also, it can kill common fungus in damp areas. It is easy to care for and needs little sunlight.

6- Tillandsia

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Place it in very humid environments because it lives on the humidity provided by the air. It needs little light and moderate watering.

7- Calathea


It is a tropical plant that absorbs humidity from the environment very well. As it is a plant without flowers, it needs humidity to stay in good condition.

8- Spider plant or ribbon plant

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It is very popular for its ability to absorb moisture from the environment. It needs little watering and little light. It helps purify the air and is very useful in environments affected by carbon monoxide present in varnishes, aerosols or even cosmetics.

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