Choosing the Best Plants for your Kitchen
Plants can be a great decor choice for your kitchen. Depending on what you choose, you can use them when you cook.
If your kitchen has a big window and a lot of natural light, try putting plants in it. You can keep plants as condiments, like basil or parsley, and it’ll give your kitchen a natural touch. In this article, are a few ideas to help you decorate and choose the best plants for your kitchen.
Ideas to decorate your kitchen with plants
You don’t need to have many pots, this is about adding a few green details to your kitchen.
1. A wall for aromatic herbs
A good stew has a lot of herbs and you can grow them yourself. Put pots with the herbs you use the most on a shelf: oregano, thyme, basil, etc.
2. A little greenhouse with plants
Kitchens can feel hot as soon as you turn the oven on. This kind of heat is great for a greenhouse. For this, use plants that adapt to high temperatures, but don’t place them next to the heat.
3. A cactus for the forgetful
You want plants in your kitchen, but you always forget to water them. A cactus is the best plant for you. Cacti don’t need much water as they thrive in hot weather and can live without your help. Place them in colorful pots to decorate your kitchen even more.
4. Make the best of the sill
This is a tiny place and, in most cases, people don’t know how to make the best of it. Put plants on it, especially plants that don’t grow much, like cacti or succulents.
Pay attention to how much daylight they get. Remember that the glass can create a greenhouse effect that could harm your plants.
Best plants for your kitchen
Besides cacti, other plants can adapt to a conventional kitchen.
This is one of the most resilient plants you can find. This makes them a great plant to keep in your kitchen. If you can’t remember to water your plants, they’re great for you too. Just remember that they need some natural light.
Vines have big leaves, which is good to fight pollution. You can hang them from your roof or walls.
2. Aloe vera
This plant is resistant to many types of weather. It contains a gel you can use to treat burns. That’s why it’s great for your kitchen and perfect to treat domestic accidents.
Aloe vera needs natural light, but not too much. It can stand long periods without water but doesn’t take well sudden temperature changes. Just like a cactus, you can put it in colorful pots.
Aromatic herbs are great for your kitchen. They’re good to decorate and give a pleasant smell, but you can use them in your cooking.
Peppermint is mostly used in Mediterranean cuisine and cocktail making. It doesn’t need much room, because it grows upwards. Use scissors to trim the biggest leaves. Other aromatic herbs you can use are parsley, basil, and oregano.
Ferns add a rustic touch. There are different varieties of this plant and none needs too much natural light. You do need to water them regularly because it needs to stay moist.
Other plants for your kitchen are aralias (a resilient Japanese bush), spider plants (don’t need much light, their bicolored leaves are long and thin), and the coleus (perfect for kitchens with a lot of light).