Greenery has the power to brighten up every space in your home, and the kitchen is no exception.
The kitchen – not only the place for whipping up a storm and experimenting with recipes – it’s also a fantastic spot for your houseplants to thrive. With influxes in temperature and steamy conditions associated with cooking, tropical plants tend to do well in this room. But what plants should you have and where to put them? Indoor plant experts Beards & Daisies share five plants that will flourish in your new kitchen and advise on how to care for them.
Peace Lily, from £14.99
Find cooking therapeutic? You’ll love the Peace Lily – it’ll make a great addition to your kitchen with its calming ambience. It’s well known for being a great air purifier, removing toxins such as formaldehyde, ammonia and carbon monoxide from the air. Plus, it’s super easy to look after, simply requiring a misting every now and then to keep its humidity levels topped up.
Spider Plant, £12.99
The Spider Plant is known for its ability to thrive in a majority of conditions, making it a great choice for your kitchen. Its cascading foliage make for quite a display and work well hanging over the edge of a shelf. And, with the right care the Spider Plant can produce small flowers that eventually turn into Spider Plant babies or Spiderettes!
Croton Plant, £13.99
Inject some colour into your kitchen with this bright plant. The Croton Plant’s leaves make for a real standout display and despite looking like hard work, all it needs is sufficient light and a warm environment to thrive – easy! It can even handle a few hours direct sunlight, too.
Calathea Orbifolia, from £19.99
Who can resist a Calathea Plant? This one, with silvery striped green leaves, will enjoy the steam generated by the kitchen as it’s a tropical plant hailing from Bolivia in South America where its climate is warm and humid. Keep it healthy and happy by removing dust from its foliage with a damp cloth – this will unblock the leaves pores and help the plant breathe.
Aloe Vera, £14.99
Known for its healing properties, the clear gel found inside the Aloe Vera’s leaves contain 75 health-giving nutrients, perfect for soothing burns, making it the perfect kitchen plant if you catch yourself on hot surfaces whilst cooking. It’s very hardy and can be left for days without needing water. In fact, overwatering this plant could lead to its demise.
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