Exotermic plants can help heat your home and save some money from gas bill or other heating costs. These are plants that release heat, which makes them ideal for heating your home in the winter. Exotermic plants also have other benefits: they can remove toxins from your home’s air and add oxygen to it. They’re also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint!
If you’re looking for an easy way to incorporate exotermic plants into your routine, try bringing home a philodendron sellorum plant. This particular species of plant has been proven effective at purifying indoor air quality and increasing CO2 levels indoors—all while providing an aesthetic appeal for any space!
This particular species of plant has been proven effective at purifying indoor air quality and increasing CO2 levels indoors—all while providing an aesthetic appeal for any space!
In the 1970s, George A. Bartholomew’s team of scientists learned by chance about the thermal capabilities of a plant called Philodendron selloum, the inflorescence of which gave off heat, and that is why it was so interesting to this group of zoologists that they quickly designed an experiment to explain this phenomenon.
They filled a laboratory with plants of this species and monitored the environment by keeping it at 20 degrees: at this temperature the inflorescences managed to increase by 20 degrees, reaching 40 degrees. But as it got colder in the laboratory, the scientists realized that the temperature in the plants remained almost constant. With 4 degrees outside temperature the inflorescence maintained 38 degrees. 34 degrees difference! So, not only did they produce heat but they kept it stable, as mammals do: they were thermoregulatory plants.
Heat production was assigned to the sterile male flowers, which had small orifices (stomata) with which to exchange oxygen with the outside and activate the combustion of the energetic substances responsible for releasing heat.