Kitchen Plants – The 10 Best Indoor Plants for the Kitchen – House Beautiful | Hot Mobile Press

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We know the many benefits of adding a houseplant (or two) to any room, but alongside growing herbs on the windowsill, the kitchen is often one of the most neglected rooms in the home when it comes to adding plants go green.

Studies show that houseplants can help purify the air, increase oxygen levels, and remove toxins, and houseplants can be great for creating a calming kitchen canopy, especially if you often spend hours preparing and cooking meals.

We know that space in a kitchen is often limited, but even the smallest houseplant is perfect for countertops, shelves or corners. You can even put some plants in hanging flower pots to utilize your vertical space. And even if you’re more low-maintenance, there’s really no excuse not to water your plants with the kitchen sink nearby.

But which plants are suitable for steamy environments and thrive in your kitchen? The experts at flower supplier Bloom & Wild share 10 of the best.

1. The Peace Lily

With glossy green leaves and white blooming flowers, peace lilies are pretty to look at and easy to care for. They are definitely eye-catchers and enjoy a sunny spot, so placing them on a windowsill is ideal. Peace lilies also help purify the air to get rid of any remaining pollutants.

2. Aloe vera

With thick, spiky stems, the aloe vera plant has been around for over 5,000 years and has great healing properties used to treat burns. “Just pinch off a leaf and squeeze the gel-like substance onto a small burn and you’re good to go,” advise Bloom & Wild.

3. Spider Plant

With sprawling green leaves, the ever-popular spider plant looks great in hanging pots. A great air purifier (helps remove odors, fumes, and pollutants from the air), spider plants can thrive in many different conditions, whether shade or sun, and only need occasional watering and pruning to stay happy. It’s also super easy to grow, so this is a worthwhile purchase.


Chlorophytum comosum, spider plant

4. The Golden Pothos

Pothos, also known as devil’s ivy, is perfect for forgetful people. It can survive with little water, low light conditions and different humidity levels. Bloom & Wild explain: “With sturdy, hanging leaves, they know how to make a statement and add some drama to any room. Hang the pothos on a cupboard or shelf and watch them grow!’

5. The chili plant

Are you a spicy food lover? Growing your own chilies at home is a lot easier than you might think. “The chilli plant is a cute little plant with green leaves that will look great on a shelf or in a window. They only need watering once or twice a week and in a few months you’ll be rewarded with pretty little chillies,” explain Bloom & Wild.

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6. The ZZ plant

The zz plant is an air-purifying beauty with glossy, waxy leaves. Tough and dramatic, it actually belongs to the Araceae family, which is identical to the peace lily. It’s an easy-care, no-frills houseplant that doesn’t need frequent watering (once every two weeks is enough) and also loves a spot in the shade.

7. Lavender

A lavender plant is such a beautiful addition to the kitchen—especially if you have a rustic/country aesthetic. While lavender is typically a plant kept outside, it also thrives indoors. And it is actually a very useful plant as it repels bugs like flies and moths.

Blossom & Wild

8. Snake Plant

Tall and slender, the snake plant with dark green, light green, and yellow leaves can go just about anywhere. Perfect for novice and low-maintenance plant parents, snake plants require very little maintenance—all they need is water every few weeks.

9. English ivy

This is a fast growing, air-purifying plant that thrives in bright, humid conditions and looks fantastic in a hanging pot. Just make sure to keep it away from your pets as it can be toxic to them if they chew on it. Hang it over your sink or on a window.


Hedera helix, English ivy

10. Venus Flytrap

Does your kitchen suffer from flies and pests, especially in the summer months when the windows are open? Then a Venus Fly Trap would be just the thing for you. Bloom & Wild explain: “As the name suggests, this plant attracts flies and other bugs, traps them in its spiny mouths and eats. While it won’t completely rid your kitchen of flies, it will definitely help and look impressive at the same time.”


Dionaea muscipula, Venus Flytrap

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