Plants, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide

guest123February 14, 2009

So plants give off oxygen during the day and carbon dioxide during the night. So my question is, does placing two plants in your bedroom mean that at night time (when you're trying to sleep) the plants are emitting carbon dioxide into the air in your bedroom? If so, would the quantum of carbon dioxide emitted by the plants meaningfully and adversely compromise the breathing air in the room at night when you're trying to sleep? Thanks!

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guest123

A quick Google search appears to have answered my own question: http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/108648/alternative_medicine/house_plants_for_better_sleep.html

But I am curious, putting aside those few plants that actually release oxygen at night, would the average plant that releases carbon dioxide at night compromise the breathing air in the bedroom and to a meaningful degree?

    Bookmark   February 14, 2009 at 11:44PM
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guest123

Here is another forum where a similar questiion was raised: http://en.allexperts.com/q/House-Plants-721/indoor-plants-sleep.htm

The answer provided there seems to be the knee-jerk response that ignores that plants release carbon dioxide, not oxygen, at night.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2009 at 12:08AM
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    Bookmark   February 15, 2009 at 12:13AM
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sewobsessed

There was a discussion pretty recently about this:

Do plants rob a room of oxygen at night?

    Bookmark   February 15, 2009 at 5:54AM
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guest123

Thanks. Let's consider this post closed, and refer to the one already underway, which is very comprehensive.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2009 at 10:49AM
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oxyplants

Oxyplants India deals mainly with Oxygen plants, Nitrogen plants. We are renowned as the Manufacturer of Oxygen Plants, Nitrogen Plants and Acetylene plants.

Here is a link that might be useful: oxyplants

    Bookmark   October 25, 2010 at 8:38AM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

EXTRA COOL! But I'm really disappointed you don't have nuclear plants. :-( I soo had my heart set on one.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2010 at 9:39AM
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sps_lokesh

Hi,I am lokesh from india,To a certain extent, this is true. Photosynthesis and metabolism are completely seperate processes going on at the same time. While photosynthesis�by definition�needs light to proceed, and therefore fluctuates greatly depending on the incident light strength, metabolism is roughly constant throughout the day. Since a lot of the plant's growth occurs during daylight hours, the rate of metabolism also fluctuates, because growth requires energy.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ayurvedic Products Manufacturer

    Bookmark   April 22, 2011 at 5:48AM
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penfold2(4b, MN)

Lokesh, I was about to give you bonus points for actually providing relevant information, but then I found that you had simply copied and pasted from elsewhere on the internet. So now you are both a spammer and a plagiarist. For shame...

Oxygen plants made me lol, though.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2011 at 10:09AM
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