House Plants That Will Thrive In Your Kitchen
1. The Peace Lily
Pretty to look at and easy to care for, peace lilies will make a lovely addition to any kitchen. With their glossy green leaves and white blooming flowers, they’ll definitely grab your attention. They enjoy a sunny spot so popping them on a window sill would be ideal. Peace lilies also help purify the air to get rid of any lingering pollutants.
2. The Golden Pothos
The golden pothos is one of the most popular plants for kitchens. And probably because of how forgiving it is – making it perfect for forgetful people. The golden pothos can survive with little water, in low-light conditions and varying levels of humidity. So what’s not to love? But don’t worry, if they’re unhappy they’ll let you know. With hardy, trailing leaves they know how to make a statement and add some drama to any space. Stick the pothos on top of a cabinet or on a shelf and watch it grow!
3. The ZZ Plant
Tough and dramatic, the zz plant is another air-purifying beauty! In fact, it’s even part of the araceae family which is the same as the peace lily. There are so many things to love about this plant! Super unfussy, the zz plant is easy to look after. It doesn’t need watering often, once every two weeks is plenty and it loves a shady spot too. So you can put it wherever you think it looks best. And its shiny, waxy leaves will have no trouble jazzing up your kitchen!
4. The Chilli Plant
If you’re a lover of spicy dishes, then why not grow your own chillies at home. It’s a lot easier than you may think. And who doesn’t love the satisfaction of using homegrown ingredients? The Chilli plant is a cute little, green, leafy plant that’ll look great on a shelf or in a window. They only need watering once or twice a week and in a few months time, it’ll reward you with lovely little chillies.
5. Spider Plant
Spider plants are a fan-favourite that look great in hanging pots with their sprawling green leaves. And they’re well-known for forming baby snake plants on long stems too which you can pinch off and plant somewhere else. Spider plants can thrive in many different conditions, whether it’s shady or sunny, and just need the occasional watering and pruning to stay happy. They’re also a great air-purifier and can help remove odours, fumes and pollutants from the air.
6. English Ivy
English ivy is a fast-growing plant that looks amazing in a hanging pot that thrives in bright, humid conditions. Adding a bold splash of colour, this plant would be perfect to hang over your sink or by a window. Easy-going with lots of different varieties available and air-purifying too, you can’t go wrong with an English ivy. But, just make sure it’s kept away from your pets as it can be toxic to them if they nibble it.
7. Aloe Vera
Known for being a little clumsy in the kitchen? If you’re prone to burns then keeping an aloe vera nearby could be very useful for you. This plant, which has been around for over 5000 years, has great healing properties used to treat burns. Just pinch off a leaf and squeeze the gel-like substance onto a minor burn and you’ll be good to go. Beautiful and distinct-looking this plant is one of the most difficult to kill so is perfect for beginners too.
8. Venus Fly Trap
Kitchens are a very attractive place for flies, all that food just lying around calls to them! If your kitchen often suffers from flies and pests – especially in the summer months with the windows open – then a venus fly trap would be perfect for you. As the name suggests, this plant lures in flies and other bugs, traps them in their spiny mouths and eats. While it won’t completely rid your kitchen of flies, it’ll definitely help and look impressive at the same time!
9. Snake Plant
Tall but not wide snake plants can go practically anywhere. Whether you’ve got a bit of space on a countertop or want to pretty up a window sill, the snake plant’s got you covered. With their dark green, light green and yellow leaves, they know how to liven things up! Snake plants also need very little care and actually prefer it if you leave them alone. This means they’re great plants for beginners or for busy people who don’t want a high-maintenance plant. All they need is water once every few weeks.
A lavender plant makes such a lovely addition to the kitchen – especially if you’ve got a rustic/cottage aesthetic going on. While lavender is normally a plant that’s kept outside, it’ll thrive indoors too. And it’s actually a very useful plant to have around as it repels bugs like flies and moths but attracts bees and makes them happy which is great for the planet.