Aside from an obvious aesthetic upgrade, houseplants offer myriad benefits, including naturally filtering the air, boosting your mood and enhancing concentration. If you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, it’s a natural place to add some greenery. But due to fluctuating temperatures, the kitchen isn’t the most hospitable environment to houseplants. In other words – if they can’t take the heat, get them out of the kitchen! For the best results, add some of these plants to your kitchen.
1. Indoor Herb Garden
What better place to grow an herb garden than the kitchen window? Simply snip the fresh herbs when you need them to spice up a dish! An herb garden adds interest to a windowsill. If planting herbs together, take care not to add any herbs that will take over the space, such as mint or lemon balm. Some of the best herbs for container gardening are basil, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, parsley and sage. Research how large the plants will grow when deciding how many to place in one planter.
Burn yourself in the kitchen? Having a medicinal herb on hand to soothe the pain will help! To use aloe, cut off a lower leaf near the stalk, split the leaf lengthwise and rub the gel directly on a burn. No green thumb, no problem! Aloe is extremely easy to grow and hard to kill, meaning it can stand up to the kitchen test.
3. English Ivy
Great for purifying the air of pollutants, ivy thrives in many environments, provided that it receives some direct sunlight. The beautiful trailing plant can be placed on top of the fridge or cabinets to create a lush effect. If you are tight on space, the English ivy can also be potted in a hanging basket.
4. Spider Plant
Add height and texture to your kitchen with a spider plant. This easy-to-care for plant dazzles in a hanging basket. As a bonus, it often offshoots baby plants, which you can use elsewhere in your house or gift to a friend! Another natural air purifier, this plant thrives in all light levels.
5. Air Plant
Let’s face it – sometimes you just don’t have any counter space to spare in the kitchen. You need your air fryer, instant pot, blender, mixer, toaster and various other kitchen appliances after all. In comes air plants! They take up no space at all, and can even be placed on the fridge with magnets. You don’t have to worry about soil spilling in your kitchen either!
What do you consider to be the best indoor plants for the kitchen? Let us know in the comments section below.