These 8 Plants Are Not Only Pretty, but They'll Also Help Keep Your House Cool

Want a simple trick for beating the heat at home this summer? Introduce a few special indoor plants. Consider this: certain houseplants are natural coolants, absorbing heat and emitting oxygen to lower the ambient air temperature. Snake plants are popular choices in that category because they are easy to take care of, grow quickly, and look visually striking. But we also have plenty of other great recs if you'd like to cultivate a variety of leafy babies.

These greens not only enliven your home decor, but they're also useful! Keep reading to discover eight houseplants that are also stellar natural coolants.

- Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes and Maggie Winterfeldt

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