Don’t overlook your kitchen when deciding where to place your new plant. Because kitchens are usually more humid than other areas of your home, your plant will thrive in the extra moisture. You’ll also love what lush green plants add to a traditionally not-so-green space. Follow these tips + tricks to transform your space with our best plants for the kitchen.
Tip 1: Think vertically
In most kitchens, counter space is at a premium. Utilize plant hangers or the tops of your cupboards to keep your countertop free. Trailing and semi-trailing plants like Tradescantia Zebrina and Peperomia Watermelon love to be positioned on a shelf or placed in a plant hanger so that new growth can vine and cascade freely.
Tip 2: Bigger isn’t always better
Most of us don’t have space for a Bird of Paradise or oversized Palm in our kitchen, but adding clusters of smaller plants can have just as big an impact. To incorporate this trick, group smaller plants together on a window sill. The Hedgehog Aloe and Ponytail Palm would love the bright, indirect light typical of a kitchen window placement.
Taking advantage of a large kitchen island is also a great trick—place different sized and textured plants together for an impactful centerpiece. The Kitchen Bundle, with a Bromeliad Pineapple and Calathea Freddie, makes the perfect pairing.
Tip 3: Choose humidity-loving plants
Like your bathroom, your kitchen is often a bit more humid than most other rooms of your home. Choose plants that will thrive in the extra humidity, such as the Philodendron Heartleaf and Kimberly Queen Fern.
Don’t stop with the kitchen! We’ve got the best plants for every space.
Whether you live in a dark basement apartment or a sunny studio, are looking to transform your bathroom into a green oasis, or want to add more green to your living room, we have the plants perfect for any home.