Plants Producing Oxygen

Atmospheric Oxygen comprises of approx. 21% by volume whereas Nitrogen has major contribution of 78%. Of the 21% atmospheric Oxygen the major producer of the same is Ocean or Marine Plants which contributes approx. 70% of the Oxygen. Approx. 28% Oxygen is contributed by Rainforests.

Facts about trees and Oxygen:

  • On average, one tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year. Two mature trees can provide enough oxygen for a family of four.”
  • Not all trees produce the same amount of oxygen in the same amount of time.
  • The greener there is to a tree, in general, the more oxygen it will produce. The specific species of tree is important to consider, as well as the age, size and health of the tree.
  • At night, trees and other plants produce very little oxygen, but they continue the use of oxygen at a lower rate.
  • “A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 lbs and then release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support 2 human beings.”
  • A mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year.”
  • One acre of trees annually consumes the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent to that produced by driving an average car for 26,000 miles.

Indoor plants for increasing oxygen:

  • Areca Palm
  • Snake Plant a.k.a. Mother-In-Law’s Tongue
  • Money Plant
  • Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera Jamesonii)
  • Chinese Evergreens

Plants that Produes Oxygen in Nights as well:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Snake Plant
  • Peepal
  • Orchids
  • Neem

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