In the last few years, the use of indoor plants has increased significantly. This is because people have started understanding the impact of climate change. Adding plants to home interiors helps to make the space eco-friendly. Depending on your preferences, you can keep them in any room, including your kitchen. Although the kitchen is not the most popular place for keeping indoor plants, you can surely keep a few small plants even if the area is small. There are various places in the kitchen where you can keep them like on the countertop, windowsill, kitchen island, or above the cabinet. Just make sure you choose the right home plant. Due to the high temperature, smoke, and various other factors, all home plants might not be ideal for your kitchen decor. If you are not sure about the indoor plants you should choose for your kitchen, here are a few options you can consider:
01 of 06 English Ivy
The English Ivy is one of the most common house plants. It is considered perfect for the kitchen because it is hardy and does not require a lot of care. Even if you keep it in a partly-shaded area, the plant can easily live. Hence, it is a great idea for your kitchen decor if it does not receive a lot of sunlight. However, many people do not like this house plant because of its twisted vines. It feels like an impractical choice. You can make it work if you keep it on a higher shelf and away from your working area. This air purifying plant will do a great job in absorbing formaldehyde and keeping the indoor pollutant free.
02 of 06 Aloe Vera
When thinking about the best indoor plant, you cannot skip aloe vera. This plant is widely known for its many benefits. You will find lots of aloe vera skin care products in the market as well. Unlike many indoor plants, this one does not require direct sunlight for staying green. You just have to water it properly every two to three weeks, a little more frequently during summers. Keeping it in your kitchen is a great idea because the aloe vera gel can be very beneficial in treating small burns and cuts. At other times, you can apply the gel to your skin to make it smoother and brighter.
03 of 06 Kitchen herbs
There are so many different types of herbs used in cooking. Instead of buying them from the store time and again, why not grow them in your house. This will save a lot of time and money. There are lots of herbs you can grow in your kitchen like basil, mint, rosemary, etc. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that the herbs require sunlight. Make sure you keep it in a place like a windowsill where the herbs can always get sunlight.
04 of 06 Venus flytrap
A lot of people are frustrated with the bugs in their homes. Even if you keep the space very neat and clean, the kitchen is one of the spaces that can attract bugs. If you do not take any steps to prevent them, your kitchen interiors will become unhygienic. There are lots of ways to get rid of bugs but if you want a natural solution, get a venus flytrap for your kitchen. They are perfect for combating pests in your kitchen. This carnivorous plant will take care of all of them. Moreover, this plant does not require a lot of maintenance. Unlike other plants, it does not require direct sunlight. You just have to ensure that the soil is poor and acidic. Also, only use rain or distilled water while watering it.
05 of 06 Cast iron plant
The cast-iron plant is a great choice for your kitchen interiors. As the name suggests, this indoor plant requires very little maintenance. Hence, all the smoke and grime will not damage the plant. Also, it can tolerate high-temperature conditions easily. Although the leaves can get damaged over time when exposed to direct sunlight, you must not keep the plant in your kitchen if the space does not get a lot of natural light. Moreover, you do not have to worry about watering this plant frequently.
06 of 06 Spider plant Many people love adding spider plants to their home interiors. This is because its long leaves add more visual interest to the space. Further, spider plants are quite short and do not require a lot of space. You can make the interiors brighter and more vibrant. It is better to keep the plant close to sunlight but it can survive in shady spots as well. Just make sure that you do not forget to water this air purifying plant at least once a week. Besides keeping it in a pot, hanging it is a great idea.