The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we gather to share meals, share laughs, and catch up with each other. So it’s no surprise that a kitchen filled with plants makes this important room even more welcoming and relaxing.
Many plants can thrive in the kitchen, from succulents that require little watering to ferns that thrive in low light and the freshest herbs and spices. Keeping plants in your kitchen also helps improve the air quality, as plants cleanse the air and have been proven to affect our moods positively.
Here are some of the best plants to keep in your kitchen!
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Orchids add a touch of luxury to any kitchen. Not only are they beautiful, but they also smell divine. Of course, some orchids are edible, but even those that are not can be a lovely addition to your kitchen.
Orchids are an excellent choice for those who love plants but don’t want the hassle of watering daily. They will do best in a cool, shaded area in your kitchen. Also, most importantly, make sure that your orchids are in a container that allows the roots to hang out of the bottom.
- Water sparingly but regularly
- Mist Daily
- Fertilize orchids weekly or bi-weekly with they are flowering
- Decrease to monthly/bi-monthly once mature
- stop fertilizing with the plant is dormant
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Succulents are perfect for hanging baskets or pots and make a great addition to any kitchen. They don’t need to be watered often and are very simple to grow. Succulents need very little care, so these are an excellent choice if you don’t have any green fingers!
- Need 4-6 hours of sunlight a day
- Rotate succulents frequently
- Water when the top of the soil
is dry, water less when the plant
- Water soil directly, not
- Water soil directly, not
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Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary
If you love to cook, you’ll love having fresh herbs in your kitchen. Herbs are easy to care for plants, helpful in preparing meals, and adding delicious flavor! For example, oregano is a perennial herb used for flavoring pasta dishes and meats. Basil is perfect for adding flavor to sauces and marinades. Thyme is lovely with chicken and fish, and rosemary pairs well with almost anything!
Care and Harvesting:
- Water, when the top inch of soil
is dry or leaves are drooping
- Keep in bright, indirect sunlight
- Carefully pull the leaves off the
stem to harvest, do not pick
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Pothos is a hardy plant that is easy to care for with little to no watering; they can tolerate low light and humid conditions. They are very forgiving plants, especially if you forget to water them, and even if it gets a little dry, they can bounce back. They also have strong air purifying properties, making them the ultimate kitchen plant!
- Thrives in bright light but can
tolerate low indirect light
- Water once a week during the summer, less during the winter
or in low light areas
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The Snake Plant, also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, is one of the most popular plants to keep in your home, especially in kitchens. The snake plant is a type of succulent that doesn’t need much water and can thrive in very low light. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures.
- Allow top 1.5″ to dry completely
in between waterings
- Likes indirect light