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Our Guide to the Best Houseplants for the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most popular places to enjoy houseplants. And your green beauties will love being there because kitchens are usually bright and airy.

Bringing the outdoors into your kitchen will breathe life and vibrancy to your indoor space, whilst boosting your mood and bringing some calm to one of the busiest rooms in the house.

There are so many beautiful botanicals which fit the bill. Have a read below to discover which houseplants are most suitable for your kitchen.

Gift of Green

Our Gift of Green does so well in a kitchen because all three plants require indirect sunlight in a bright room to thrive.

Each Gift of Green gang comes with our gorgeous Mini Monstera Monkey Leaf, Calathea and Single Hoya Heart all potted up so easy to place in your kitchen. All three are completely unique, combining various textures and colours to create a fab centrepiece in any kitchen. Keep them all together or split them up to sit in various parts of the room.

Our Monstera Monkey Leaf and Calathea need watering once a week, while the Hoya Heart only needs rehydrating once every 3-4 weeks, making all three oh-so-easy to care for.

This beautiful bundle is also the perfect way to treat a friend or loved one to a little pick-me-up. Whenever they care for it, they’ll think of you and your kind gesture.

P.S If you do send this bundle to a friend, we’ll hand-write your message for you!

Succulent Plant Gang

If you want to add houseplants to your kitchen but don’t know which ones to choose, our Succulent Plant Gang is the perfect way to become a plant parent. Succulents are some of the most popular plants around as they’re super easy to care for and only need a little TLC to thrive.

They love a light spot, so placing them on a kitchen windowsill is a good idea. Just make sure they’re not in full direct sunlight, or the leaves will scorch and turn brown.

These succulents are also the ideal plants to create your very own plant shelfie in your kitchen. They look great placed on a high shelf and you only need to water them once every 3-4 weeks, so perfect for a place harder to reach in your home. You can leave them to get on with it and watch them thrive before your eyes.

Our Succulent Plant gang come with three plants all planted up; including the Medium Haworthia, Medium Crassula, and the Mini Echeveria Miranda. They’re finished in our signature black and gold pots, making them a striking feature in any kitchen.

Begonia Maculata

The polka dot Begonia Maculata is one of the world’s most interesting houseplants. Whether you have an entire indoor jungle or this is your first plant, it’ll add the wow factor to your kitchen, making you smile whenever you walk into the room.

The Begonia Maculata is one of our high humidity plants as it enjoys lots of moisture. This makes it perfect for kitchens. You can also place it in the bathroom after you shower to top up its moisture levels.

It enjoys a bit more shade than most, so it’s one of the best plants to brighten up a corner. However, make sure it’s in a nice bright spot, as it still needs a bit of indirect light. It will happily produce lots of new spotty leaves for you.  A stunning houseplant that adds real interest.

String of Hearts

The delicate String of Hearts is one of our all-time fave houseplants. It’s perfect for small spaces and is one of the best trailing plants for a kitchen that’s compact and lacking room for too many accessories. It’s finished in our metallic-dipped pots, adding a pop of colour to brighten up your indoor space.    

Even though the leaves are only dainty, they flourish as they grow. Pop your plant on top of a kitchen cabinet or shelf and watch them trail down in a beautiful pattern of growth. You’ll be surprised at how quickly the leaves bloom.

Water your String of Hearts once every ten days, but don’t let it sit in water. Otherwise, root rot will set in. To prevent this, let the soil dry out in between rehydration and gently pull off any yellow leaves. The plant likes a bright spot, so make sure it has access to indirect light and it should be happy. If left in a darker spot, the leaves will drop quickly.

Large Areca Palm in Belly Basket

Looking to create a jungle vibe in your kitchen? Our Large Areca Palm has stunning palm leaves, giving it a tropical Amazonian look while making it one of the funkiest tall plants for a kitchen.

The key to getting your Areca Palm to thrive is providing the right amount of light. It likes being in a well-lit room, but it doesn’t enjoy full direct sunlight, as it causes the leaves to brown.

Our top tip would be to keep the soil slightly moist by watering your plant once a week. They also love having their leaves misted so you can get happy with your spritzer.  Underwatering is a problem for this plant as the leaves will go crispy and dark grey or brown in colour.

We think he looks fab placed on a kitchen top or in a corner on the floor to bring the outdoors in – just make sure it has enough light.

Large Dracaena in Belly Basket

This large and leafy dark green beauty will bring all the tropical vibes into your kitchen. This guy is easy to care for and we’ve popped him in our stylish lined belly basket, which features a gorgeous woven seagrass base and black cotton top half. Wherever you place this large green beauty, it’s bound to command attention.

Our Large Dracaena comes under the category of kitchen plants that don’t need too much sunlight. It prefers a little bit of shade, making it a fab houseplant for kitchens that don’t get too much light.

Water it once every ten days, making sure the soil’s dry on the top before watering again. If it’s moist, wait a couple more days to let it dry out and check that the plant’s not sitting in water. If it is, drain it in a sink to prevent root rot.

Jungle Orchid

Nothing completes an indoor jungle more than our Jungle Orchid. Featuring a colourful Orchid and leafy Chamaedorea, it will look great in the middle of your dining table or on a kitchen island.

Despite their ornate, intricate look, orchids are surprisingly easy to care for. They don’t like very much water, which is why you should only rehydrate your plant with 20-30ml of water every 10-14 days. To keep the moss fresh, spray it with water or sprinkle water on top to keep it green. However, the moisture produced within your kitchen should keep the orchid happy too.

While our orchids come with a few flowers already open, enjoy the theatre of watching the blooms open. With the right care and a little TLC, it’ll flower for months, providing endless joy in your home.

The best thing about orchids is once the flowers have all fallen off, you can keep it coming back time and time again by cutting the plant 10-12 cm above the pot.

Air Purifying Bundle

The Sansevierias only need watering once every 3-4 weeks, while the Ficus Benjamina needs a little more hydration once a week. All three enjoy being in a well-lit spot but can also survive in a gloomier corner, making them perfect for all kinds of kitchen environments.

Our Air Purifying Bundle doesn’t just look great – it removes toxins and other nasties from the air, creating a more peaceful and productive environment.

Each bundle comes with the Sansevieria Punk, Ficus Benjamina and the Snakey Sansevieria. We’ve carefully chosen all three because they add serious style but also benefit your health.

Bundle them together on a kitchen worktop or dining table – especially if this is where you work. Not only will you enjoy looking at them, but you’ll feel the air-purifying benefits as they absorb the toxins in the air.

Peace Lily

You can place your Peace Lily in a bright spot in your home. A kitchen windowsill is a perfect place for it. The more light it gets, the more flowers appear. Just don’t let it dry out too much.

The Peace Lily is an air-purifying beauty with long-lasting white blooms. The ‘flowers’ are actually leaf bracts that form as the white blooms – don’t they look stunning? The plant has health benefits too, as it’ll neutralise harmful indoor chemicals, leaving the air around it clean and purified.

The Peace Lily is one of the easiest plants to care for because it’ll tell you exactly what it needs. If the soil’s too dry, the stems will droop. This is the plant’s way of asking for more water. If the leave’s become discoloured, you’ve either over or underwatered your plant. Be careful to ensure the plant isn’t sitting in water and drain the soil as much as you can in the sink.

Asparagus Fern

With its delicate, feathery leaves, the Asparagus Fern is ready to take pride of place on your kitchen worktop or island. It looks stunning in our macramé hangers too, bringing all the boho vibes to your kitchen. With those feathery fronds, it’ll make a real statement within your indoor jungle.

It might surprise you to know that the Asparagus Fern’s a fast-growing guy. The slender stems and horizontal spreading fronds add interest and style, making it unique in every way.

The Asparagus Fern likes humidity so remember to mist the leaves and let them absorb the moisture. It also enjoys having damp soil, so thoroughly water your plant once the top of the soil becomes dry to touch.

Aloe Vera

Aloes love a bright spot so don’t be afraid to place yours on a windowsill in your kitchen. It’s worth noting that too much direct sunlight can cause the leaves to change colour, so do be careful to not let them sit on a south-facing windowsill in the height of summer.  Let it dry out before watering, and squeeze the leaves to check they’re nice and firm. If they’re not, it needs rehydration.

The Aloe Vera is a plant that keeps on giving. Aside from the fact it’s a great looking houseplant, it has healing properties that have been utilised for thousands of years. It also purifies the air around you, removing harmful toxins like formaldehyde and benzene. This is why it’s such a popular plant.

The Aloe Vera has long, luscious leaves that are spongy to the touch. That’s because they’re full of soothing aloe gel – a common ingredient found in many beauty and skincare products. In fact, you can use this gel to treat minor burns and wounds whenever they occur.

We hope you’ve enjoyed finding out more about our best kitchen houseplants. If you have some snaps to share of your plants in their new home, we’d love to see them for inspiration. Share them on Instagram and tag us. And, of course, if you have any burning plant questions, we’re all ears. Get in touch with us at [email protected]

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