Written by Angelica, Social Media Manager
The kitchen is the heart of the home. A place where you gather with family and friends, prepare meals, sit down and relax together and eat, drink and be merry. Your kitchen decor should be warm and inviting, a space where you can truly enjoy spending time.
Does your kitchen need an extra lease of life with some greenery? Find the best plants for your kitchen below.
Whether you are looking to do a whole kitchen redesign, or it just needs a TLC, whether you are looking for a pop of colour or want to bring some calming nature inside, we’ve got the perfect plant for the room. Adding a plant to your kitchen can create a focal point, add vibrancy, and help make your kitchen the social, welcoming space you’ve always dreamt of!
So are you looking for the best plants for your kitchen to add colour and brightness? Let’s take a look at some of the ones that will not only look great but thrive in a kitchen environment too.
The Chinese Money Plant or Pilea peperomioides is a popular houseplant with lovely rounded leaves. These compact plants are small, so they won’t get in the way of your cooking, but striking enough to be noticed too.
They look great on a tabletop or breakfast bar, and being tropical plants, they’ll be delighted with a warm, humid environment - so the more you cook, the happier they’ll be! Chinese money plants are also rumoured to bring wealth and abundance to those around them, so placing one in the heart of your family home is symbolic of a happy, healthy family too.
This super dwarf banana plant has striking paddle-shaped leaves and gives off a lovely banana scent that will fill your kitchen, drawing people in. This hybrid variety will only grow to a max of 4 feet tall, so it won’t take up too much space in your kitchen while also bringing lots of lovely greenery into the room. Another tropical plant, the banana plant, will also enjoy a hot and humid environment, meaning a busy kitchen is the ideal spot for it to thrive.
The Silver Inch Plant will make a great talking point and look lovely on a kitchen counter or tabletop. With green and white striped leaves and trailing stems, you could also place this plant in a hanging basket or on a high shelf or worktop in your kitchen for maximum effect. These plants are easy to care for and grow fast, too, making them a rewarding variety to enjoy in your home.
The Flamingo Flower will provide a fantastic splash of colour to your kitchen. Available in white, pink, and red, this plant loves a warm, humid spot and bright, indirect sunshine. While clearly a tropical plant, the Flamingo Flower does surprisingly well in UK homes and creates an exciting point of interest that will brighten up your kitchen and look great on any surface you choose to display it on.
What better way to bring some nature into your kitchen than with a variety of homegrown herbs? Herbs can add colour and interest to your kitchen and be perfectly handy any time you want to sprinkle some into your culinary masterpieces.
Our hydro herb kits are fantastic to get you started. They come in three popular varieties - basil, coriander, and thyme. The easy-to-grow herbs can sit on your kitchen windowsill, ready to use when you want to add a little freshness and flavour to your food.
Here at The Stem, we have a vast range of indoor plants for you to peruse at your leisure. So if you are looking for something to give a little life to your kitchen, take a look at what’s on offer today.
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