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Page 24 | Abby's Magazine | Unlike other plants, these plants give off oxygen at night as well - so they're great for indoor placements. If you've ever spent time in or near these settings, you'll know how refreshing and revitalizing they are! The biggest benefit to incorporating these oxygen-producing plants into your longevity lifestyle is going to be the improvement of air quality in your home. An old story says that sleeping under a Peepal tree keeps ghosts away whereas science says that sleeping under a Peepal tree increases your life span as it releases oxygen at night as well. So get these plants and trees today and live healthy, live long. Plants take in carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen (O2) during daytime when they undergo the process of photosynthesis and they take in O2 and release CO2 during the night as a result of respiration. There are 3 photosynthesis pathways adapted by plants for carbon fixation: • C3 pathway (Calvin cycle) • C4 pathway • CAM pathway (Crassulacean Acid Metabolism). C3 and C4 are common among land plants and among these two, C3 is the most common. CAM pathway can be seen in desert plants and epiphytes (i.e. plants that live on other plants). Unlike C3 and C4 plants, these plants keep their stomata closed during the day and open it during the night for fix CO2 in the form of malate and release O2. They do it so, to prevent loss of water due to sunlight. During the day, they breakdown the malate and use the released CO2 through Kalvin cycle to produce sugars, similar to C3 plants. So, CAM plants release some oxygen during night. However, it is not true that they release large amounts of oxygen during the night. In summary, most plants release oxygen at day only, there are no plants that produce a large amount of oxygen at night. These 10 plants surely give a large amount of O2 in the day and reduce CO2 at night to increase the ratio of oxygen level. 1. Aloe Vera Whenever a list of plants with benefits is made, Aloe Vera tops the charts always. Listed as one of the plants improving the air of NASA, Aloe Vera emits oxygen at night and increases the longevity of your life. It is almost a 'no-maintenance' plant and caters to a lot of beauty benefits too. 2. Peepal tree can uptake CO2 during the night as well because of their ability to perform a type of photosynthesis called Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM). 3. Snake plant It's easy to care for, and will grow nicely in a sunny window or a spot that only has indirect light. You don't even have to be all that regular watering it as it will do fine in dry soil. In fact, over-watering is one of the big problems with snake plants. Snake plants are an excellent choice for any room in the house and will help remove formaldehyde from your air. 4. Areca Palm Areca palm is also known as golden palm, butterfly palm, and yellow palm and is native to south India and the 24 H O U R S Plants that give Oxygen 10 best for indoors Did you know these 10 plants absorb CO2 at night and give oxygen 24hrs? By Urban Gardener

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