You probably spend a lot of time in your kitchen, so why shouldn’t it be just as green and lovely as the rest of your home? When choosing indoor plants for your kitchen, there are key things to remember. Is it low-maintenance? Does it provide aesthetic value? You can even consider its functionality.
Below you’ll find six of the best indoor plants for your kitchen and why they belong in your cooking space!
The first plant you should have in your kitchen is aloe vera. This sturdy succulent works as a natural first-aid kit. Should you accidentally burn yourself in the kitchen, break off an aloe leaf and squeeze its gel onto the affected area. The cooling sensation provides cool relief.
Pro Tip: Since it’s a succulent, this plant stores water in its leaves, so only water your aloe plant when the top soil is dry, about once every two to three weeks.
Note: Aloe vera is toxic to pets, so place these desert beauties away from your critters.
Another great indoor plant for your kitchen is English ivy. It is a versatile plant that brings stately splendor to any kitchen! Its pointed leaves come in various shades of green and sometimes variegated patterns. English ivy is a lovely addition to your kitchen for its aesthetic appeal and because it’s a known air purifier.
Another great place for them is in a hanging wicker basket. English ivy can easily hang over your window or kitchen sink. As with other ivies, it can grow and spread quite quickly. To trim it back, simply cut the vine just above the leaf with clippers or a pair of scissors.
Note: English ivy is poisonous to humans and pets, so practice your due diligence around your loved ones.
Many cultures have long associated golden pothos, also known as money plant, with prosperity. And who doesn’t want their kitchen filled with abundance?
Where to put these variegated beauties? They look great on a high kitchen surface, allowing their cascading leaves to spill over. Golden pothos do well when hanging from shelves or kitchen cupboards because they have long vines. You can also place this evergreen on top of your fridge.
Note: Golden pothos are toxic if any part of the plant is ingested.
Why not add a snake plant to the room if you’re looking to liven up your kitchen space? With their low-maintenance care requirements, these plants are great gifts for beginner gardeners. This succulent has sharp, pointed, and often variegated leaves with beautifully symmetrical patterns.
It can grow from a few inches to a few feet in height, so where you put your snake plant matters if you have a small space. If you don’t have a kitchen window, reserve a small corner on a high counter. Doing so will give them ample room to grow and keep them out of the way of curious pets, who will get sick if they nibble on this plant.
Fun Fact: This plant also has air-purifying abilities.
The nerve plant is ideal for a small kitchen space, as it only grows up to 5 inches tall. This evergreen plant gets its name from the appearance of multiple fine-lined veins on the leaves. Its deep green color can contain contrasting reds, pinks, purples, and whites. This small plant beautifully accents any kitchen space.
Nerve plants grow nicely in small pots and hanging baskets, but unlike other plants on this list, they are non-toxic, so they’re animal and child-friendly!
Finally, growing parsley plants in small pots on your window sill will add flavor to your meal creations. They are easy to grow and don’t require much sun, so a shady spot on your window ledge is perfect for this plant.
You can buy and transplant parsley or start it from seed. Water two to three times a week and you’re done! Add the fresh herb to salads, pasta, meat and vegetable dishes for a fresh kick.
Low-Maintenance and Kitchen-Friendly
You don’t have to have a green thumb to enjoy the above indoor plants. Whether you like hanging ivy or small potted plants, these six choices will bring such joy to your cooking that you won’t be able to do without them! What better way to plan your meals than in a kitchen full of color and vibrancy?
Will you try growing these plants in your kitchen?
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