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7 Best Kitchen Plants to Bring Your Kitchen to Life

House plants are the best way to bring nature into your home. While other rooms, like living rooms and bedrooms, are common spots for house plants, adding a touch (or an abundance) of greenery to your kitchen can bring great benefits to your space, and even your well being!

From stress reduction to educational benefits, keep reading to discover the benefits of kitchen plants and explore our favourite foliage selection that will bring your kitchen to life.

Benefits of Kitchen Plants

Like most plants, many common house plants have air-purifying qualities. Research by NASA shows that a selection of house plants can filter certain chemicals like carbon dioxide, benzene, formaldehyde, ammonia, and more from the air, improving the air quality around us. This is particularly important in kitchens, where indoor air pollution can be more prominent.

A greener kitchen can create a relaxing atmosphere. Studies suggest that the presence of house plants can significantly improve your mood, and even have positive effects on blood pressure. The process of nurturing and caring for plants releases endorphins, helping you to stay happier and healthier.

Similarly, if you have limited access to outdoor space, introducing house plants to your indoor space inside will create a relaxing atmosphere and give you a closer connection to nature.

Growing plants can be both therapeutic and educational, particularly for children. Each plant can offer unique benefits, so taking the time to learn about your plants can be incredibly insightful and give your young ones a greater understanding of nature. Growing edible plants in your kitchen like herbs, garlic, and spinach can have great environmental benefits and give you a closer connection to the food you eat. Oh, and also save you money at the supermarket – a win-win!

And finally, kitchen plants just look great! The vibrancy of a glossy Pothos or the spiny texture of an Aloe Vera adds character to your kitchen, helping to enhance the aesthetic and adding colours. You can easily create a feature in your kitchen using a range of gorgeously green plants. Our Dark Grey Shaker Kitchen, we created a suspended worktop above the island a statement feature.

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Best Kitchen Plants

1. Aloe Vera

Recognised as a ‘green first aid kit’, Aloe Vera is a house plant staple and is perfect for adding greenery to your kitchen. Its striking spiny stems are filled with soothing gel which can be used to treat minor burns and cuts, perfect aiding kitchen mishaps. This low maintenance succulent requires light watering and will happily sit in a warm, bright spot like a windowsill or shelf.

2. Pothos

Pothos, also know as Devil’s Ivy and Hunter’s Rove, is a trailing plant and one of the most popular house plants in the world . Its incredibly durable and almost impossible to kill, making it the perfect plant for busy homes. Its air purifying qualities help to remove toxins, reducing indoor pollution.

3. Peace Lily

With its elegant white blooms and lush green leaves, the Peace Lily is a plant native to tropical rainforests. It thrives in bright, steamy places, but can also cope well in in low light, making it perfect for smaller kitchens with smaller windows. Make sure to give your peace lily a mist once or twice a week to keep it looking fresh.

4. Boston Fern

Regarded as one of the most effective air purifiers, the Boston Fern is one of the most popular house plants. The lush, feathery fronds add a touch of natural beauty and freshness to the space. Boston ferns are also effective in maintaining humidity levels, which can benefit respiratory health and food preservation

5. Spider Plant

Ideal for those that often forget to water their plants, the Spider Plant require little watering and like to dry out between feeds, making it the perfect plant for busy households. It’s unique arching green and white striped leaves bring vibrancy to the space. They can thrive in most light conditions, so place this plant of a shelf or kitchen worktop and enjoy its natural beauty.

6. Snake Plant

Snake Plant, Mother-in-law’s Tongue, or Viper’s Bowstring Hemp, whatever you call it, this house plant is one of the sturdiest of them all. Native across Africa, the Snake Plant can tolerate hot and dry locations. At night, its pore open and release oxygen, helping to purify the air in its surrounding. Its striking vertical leaves will compliment any contemporary kitchen.

7. Basil

What better plant to feature in your kitchen than an edible one? Basil is one of the most popular supermarket herbs, its fresh and aromatic taste compliments a myriad of dishes. Its floral scent acts as a natural air freshener, while its antibacterial properties help to repeal insects. Basil plants from the supermarket are affordable, and with the right care, they can thrive indoors. Parsley, chives, dill, and coriander also perfect for creating your own indoor herb garden.


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