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Create a Garden In Your Kitchen With These Houseplants

Not only will these make your space prettier, but these plants will make you feel better, too

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There’s a lot to be said about the benefits that plants can do to a space. These benefits range beyond just adding pops of visual interest—they can also lessen pollution in the air, help us feel less stressed, and even enhance concentration. It’s not just your living room and bedroom that can do well with a couple of potted greens; your kitchen can be a great place for an indoor garden, too. Here are five types of houseplants you can use to get started.

Herbs


The most obvious choice for a kitchen garden is a variety of herbs. These can be grown even in small- to medium-sized pots which will not take up too much space on your counters. With your own herb garden at home, you’ll eat healthier (no need to add that extra dash of salt!) and you'll never have to spend money on herbs in the supermarket again. Some of the easier-to-grow herbs include oregano, thyme, mint, and basil. 

READ: 5 Reasons Why You Need to Grow Herbs at Home

Cacti

Cacti, as well as succulents, are ideal indoor plants, as they can thrive even with minimal care. Though cacti can survive a long time without being watered, it’s still good to remember to water them whenever necessary—and the perfect place to put them is in the kitchen, where water is always in easy access.

Aloe vera

Aside from being visually pleasing, aloe vera plants are great for the kitchen because they are also functional, known as a natural remedy for minor wounds and burns. This is very necessary in the kitchen, since small wounds can often happen there. Simply cut off one leaf on your aloe vera plant, then squeeze the gel onto your wound, which will absorb the nutrients in the gel.

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Snake plant

The best thing about the snake plant is its ability to purify the air inside a space, making it a very good indoor plant for the kitchen, where the air can often become contaminated. It can also do with sparse watering, so you don’t have to stress over it too much. Finally, snake plants grow tall, so they can be placed in a bare place in your kitchen and serve as instant décor.

READ: The Houseplant You Need If You Can't Keep Anything Alive

Spider plant

Because we often have to keep a lot of stuff in the kitchen, every bit of space must be maximized, especially if your kitchen is small. But if you still want to decorate your cooking space with a plant, you can try putting a spider plant inside a hanging planter, which will also add plenty of visual interest to the room.

Source: Apartment Therapy

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