Adding an array of colorful house plants is a great way to add some style and freshness to your kitchen, and even the rest of your home. Other than being a sustainable and beautiful home decoration, they are known to improve your health, increase humidity, and purify the air. There are so many types of household plants out there, so it can be daunting to find the right ones that will flourish in your kitchen. Here are 10 house plants that are great for your kitchen.
1. Herbs (Basil, Oregano, Mint, Parsley, Rosemary)
Herbs like oregano, basil, mint, parsley, and rosemary, are a no-brainer when it comes to kitchen plants since they add greenery that is edible. You can add them to your meals while cooking. There are easy to grow indoors, and they smell and taste delicious too! Another advantage of having these guys in your kitchen is that they can be easily contained in a small-to-medium-sized pot. Which is great! Especially for small kitchens.
2. Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Mille)
Aloe vera is a functional and low-maintenance house plant that is perfect for the kitchen. Not only do they look great, but they are also rich in vitamins and antioxidants that will help protect your skin. Having these guys in your kitchen is like having your own pharmacy right in the heart of your home. Aloe vera is great for the kitchen as it might come in handy if you happen to burn yourself while cooking. Just pluck off a lower leaf and apply the gel on the burn, and you’ll instantly feel some sort of cooling relief.
3. English Ivy (Hedera Helix)
It is a difficult task to keep most plants alive in the kitchen but the English Ivy is a lush green plant that is easy to grow indoors. They are great for hanging by your window or over your sink. This is a perfect plant for your kitchen because it helps purify the air. It’s known to be very effective in air-pollutants such as mold, bacteria, formaldehyde, and benzene. However, you might want to hang to this plant in a place unreachable to cats, dogs, and other pets, because the English ivy can be toxic to them.
4. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
Spider plants, also known as airplane plants are great for your kitchen because they are very easy to grow indoors and they look beautiful in a hanging basket. If you have a small kitchen, consider spider plants in hanging baskets rather than having potted plants that take up your countertop space. In addition, you can simply hang them by the window where it would be perfect to take advantage of the natural light.
5. White Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum)
White jasmine is a plant known for its beautiful flowers and soft jasmine scent that will definitely keep your kitchen smelling nice and refreshed. Although the smell is subtle and delicate, so don’t worry about it overwhelming your kitchen. White Jasmine thrives perfectly in indirect and bright lights. This beautiful flower also blooms so well in the winter.
6. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas)
ZZ plant, which is a shortened version of Zamioculcas zamiifolia, originates from East Africa and has been around for centuries. This plant, with its attractive, wide, dark green leaves, boasts several favorable traits for your kitchen. It can tolerate the darkest corners in your kitchen as it is known to accept low-light conditions without perishing. It is also low-maintenance and needs watering only when the top inches of soil are dry.
7. Chinese Money Plant (Pilea Peperomioides)
Pilea peperomioides, commonly known as the Chinese money plant is a contemporary-looking house plant that is very easy to grow. This trendy plant is great for the kitchen and will thrive in warm, sunny environments. The Chinese money plant needs a lot of indirect and bright light to bloom, so consider placing them by your brightest kitchen windowsill. Keep a lookout on its leaves! one of the easiest ways to tell if it isn’t getting proper light is when the leaves start curling up.
8. Snake Plants (Dracaena Trifasciata)
Snake plants, also known to as mother-in-law’s tongue is a resilient succulent plant with tall lance-shaped leaves that can bring your kitchen to life. Other than adding a bit of ambiance to your kitchen, they have several health benefits. For instance, they can help to filter the air in your kitchen, even at night, and can help remove toxic air pollutants. One unique characteristic of snake plants is that they are can convert carbon dioxide into oxygen during the night. Although they can be quite toxic when consumed, so keep it out of reach to pets and kids.
9. Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)
Pothos, also known as devil’s ivy is a great house plant for your kitchen as they are quite easy and undemanding to maintain. This plant is versatile and thrives in various environments. They can grow well in both indirect light and low light. Pothos come in many colors so you can coordinate them to match your pre-existing kitchen theme. They are also great for removing toxins from the air in your kitchen.
10. String of Pearls (Senecio Rowleyanus)
This beautiful and cascading succulent pearl-like plant is a great option for your kitchen. It has an attractive green shade that will add ambiance to your space. They are best placed on a hanging basket, high shelves, or on top of a shelf. You should, however, make sure they are placed somewhere where it won’t be jostled or disrupted, as the pearls can break off easily. Although some people find the string of pearls unattractive, others think it’s adorable and find the smell (similar to that of cinnamon) quite welcoming.