15 Best Kitchen Plants That Will Brighten Your Space in an Instant

BY:Datta Nighut

Looking for the best kitchen plants to brighten up your space? Here are 15 of the top picks, from easy-care succulents to elegant flowering plants. With a little care and attention, your kitchen plants will thrive and add a touch of nature to your home.

Beginners will find growing and caring for this plant to be incredibly easier than others. Plus, the leaves make beautiful foliage. Keep them in bright, yet indirect sunlight and repot infrequently. 

Peperomia Plant

This succulent thrives in semi-dry conditions, so place it on the floor near your kitchen's entrance. If you forget to water it, no worries, as it can survive long periods without it. 

Ponytail Palm Plant

This plant is famous for bringing luck and positivity. According to Vastu experts, it can help with balancing out the negative energies that come with incorrectly placing the gas burner or stove. 

Money Plant

With its feathery-foliage, asparagus ferns grow well indoors under indirect light and slight humidity. 

Asparagus Fern Plant

Low-maintenance and beautifully adorned with heart-shaped leaves, this greenery grows well in pots and hanging baskets. 

Heartleaf Plant

Known for their elegant blooms and colorful leaves, begonias come in a range of colors, including salmon, white, yellow, apricot and red. Because they grow well in humidity, the kitchen is the best part of the house to place them. 

Begonia Plant

Due to its thick stems that cascade downward, Swedish Ivy is another ideal plant for hanging baskets. Make sure to keep the soil moist and the light moderate. 

Swedish Ivy Plant

This almost impossible to kill plant requires minimal attention other than watering. Keep it in a pot with proper drainage and mist the leaves if you feel your kitchen isn't producing enough humidity. 

Spider Plant

ZZ is short for Zamioculcas zamiifolia. The waxy leaves can survive in dark corners of the room. If the top of the soil is dry, that's a sign to add water. 

ZZ Plant

These greens are unique for their arrowhead-shaped leaves, making them eye-catching additions to your kitchen counter or island. 

Arrowhead Plant

With a light scent and fresh taste, parsley can be used for your soups, vegetable and sauces. Keeping the plant in your kitchen gives you easy access to the herb.

Parsley Plant

Also known as aglaonema, Chinese evergreens are beautiful kitchen plants for their long leaves and silvery tinge. If you're unable to place it by the window, keep it in another part of the kitchen, as it can tolerate low light. 

Chinese Evergreen Plant

This plant is a climber and can filter gaseous toxins from the air. It can trail up to 10 feet long, with leaves expanding as far as four to eight inches. 

Pothos Plant

If you're new to plant care, air plants are a great first pick due to their ability to grow without soil. Get rid of any excess water at the base, as it can lead to rot, and remove it from your terrarium or globe for proper watering. 

Air Plant

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