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Originally posted by The_Smokeing_Gun
How many plants would you to generate enough oxygen for sustainable atmosphere?
Now, to answer the second question, how much oxygen do plants produce in an
hour. Actually, I have data for how much oxygen LEAVES produce in an hour: 5
mL. If your average plant has 30 leaves, then that would be 5 ml/leaf x 30
leaves = 150 ml/plant/hour. So, if an average person needs 53,000 ml (53 l)
of oxygen per hour, and the average plant produces 150 ml per hour, then
53,000/150 = 353 plants.