For those of us that spend a lot of time in our kitchens, or indeed for us that don’t spend time in there it’s important that this area is comfortable, inviting and above all, a place that we enjoy and relax. We create an attractive, ambient envoirnment for ourselves in this room, especially if we are homemakers, have a family to cater for and enjoy cooking. We will perhaps, have a fully functional kitchen with all of the appliances and utensils that are required to make a kitchen one of the most important rooms of our homes. If our family, friends or neighbours drop by for a chat, we will invariably offer them a cup of coffee or tea and we usually invite them into our kitchens.
Let’s look at in it in terms of visits to this place over the course of the day and count the number of times that we will actually enter this location, we will see that the results are numerous, so therefore it makes total sense that this part of our residence is attractive and inviting and also a place of comfort and relaxation. First thing in the morning for breakfast, lunchtime and dinner in the eveings, plus all the other times for a cup of coffee and a snack, the frequency that we habitate this room is too many to mention, sometimes. One other item that makes our kitchens attractive and welcoming is, the types of house plants that we have growing in here, for our enjoyment and pleasure.
The best locations for house plants in our kitchen;
There are many areas that we can place indoor house plants, so that it makes and improves the decor and sorroundings. The windowsill is a favourite area for decoration, there are corner shelves in our kitchen design that are suitable, a sideboard, countertop and even the kitchen table will all accomodate attractive house plants, so therefore we have numerous placements for these. We will even see some taller house plants standing on the ground in an out of the way area, so that it does’nt interefere with our entering and exiting the kitchen.
House plants or herbs;
Ocassionally there are instances where some homeowners grow some or most of their herbs in the kitchen, as these will equally thrive in this envoirnment just as good as if they were grown in the outdoors or even a glasshouse. People who cook, bake and prepare meals on a regular basis, sees it more convenient and efficient to have them near to hand, for this purpose. Naturally these herbs would never be too overpowering, in terms of scent or aroma, so therefore, would naturally be more neutral in these respects. Even house plants that have strong aroma or give off strong scented smells are not considered to be popular choices in the kitchens, for similiar reasons as the herbs.
The benefits of house plants in the kitchen;
Some of the benefits of having house plants in our kitchens are not all that well known, yet there are very important advantages for having these in our midst. Firstly and most importantly, is the ability of these plants, flowers, herbs or cactii to cleanse and purify the air and atmosphere in our homes and kitchens. This is a system known as photosynthesis and without going through the mechanics of this process, it’s easier to describe this exercise as air filtration or purification of sorts. Naturally in the kitchen, there are often baking and cooking smells that often linger for hours and sometimes days, so this system or process helps with the elimination of these unwanted odours.
The other pros of having house plants is the aesthetics of the exercise. They really help and assist with the decor and if located in the right area or space can become a focal point and a topic of discussion, if the plant is attractive and colourful. They help to fill open empty spaces and also help with the the blank window sills, so there are numerous reasons for having these. It’s similar in some ways to bringing an element of the outdoors in to our indoor envoirnment.
Feng shui in our kitchens;
We have all heard of the practice of feng shui in sometime or another and without going into detail, briefly, this is a process of harmonizing with our sorrounding envoirnment. It basically means being comfortable with where we live and work and happy imnwardly and outwordly with our immediate sorroundings and embracing all the people, decor, buildings, places and so on. So for instance, a bowl of fruit on a table, a vase of flowers or a selection of house plants in our midst would all contribute to our happiness , mental and physical health.
The best house plants for our kitchen;
To be honest there are hundreds of plants that we could choose from, not only plants, but we could also choose a selection of succulent cactii or flowers as well. The most popular of the house plants would be as follows:
- The Rubber Plant,
- The Jade Plant,
- The Spider Plant,
- The Snake Plant,
- Aloe Vera,
- English Ivy,
- White Jasmine,
- Bird of paradise.
Caring for our house plants;
In essence most of the house plants that we have listed above are pretty much maintenance free, except for a little watering and perhaps a little liquid feeding every now and again. Some of these types like to be placed in the sunlight, others like partial shade and others then like complete shade or part darkness. The cactii, which are grown outdoors in arid dry hot climate, will obviously thrive in a window sill and naturally need very little or no watering, so therefore its relatively easy to cater and look after these varieties.
Depending on where we live, there are native species and varieties to that area, so therefore not all of the listed plants above may be available to some of us. By visiting our local garden centre or nursery, we can enquire as to which best suit our climate and envoirnment, what maintenance or detail is needed to look after these. As ever, if you need any further information about any aspect of the above, please feel free to contact us via the comments section down below. Alternatively, if you would like to contact us directly through email, you can do so here;