20 Plants for the KITCHEN and the dining room


After the garden in summer and the bedroom in the evening, the house kitchen is one of the places where we spend the most time, then, Why not encourage our green friends to join us in the kitchen too? If you feel like cheering, do not miss this list of plants for the kitchen


Particularly, these last months I am busy re-ordering and re-decorating my house, that's why I've been browsing many decorating sites for tips for the home.

One of the places I was in, called Pinch of Home They gave many decorative ideas to add plants in the kitchen, in addition to other sectors of the home, not only for the beautiful but also because, millenarian beliefs such as feng-shui, emphasize it.

With all this decorative information, we have the question of What plants would not die in the kitchen, given that it is a space with a lot of waste in the environment, especially of grease? Well, to answer that question is today's note, let's see a list of 20 plants for the kitchen that will adapt perfectly if you have some light, let's see


Plants for the kitchen and the dining room


1. Ribbon or Loop of Love

Chlorophytum comosumThe scientific name is "Chlorophytum comosum", It is also known as a love bond, or bad mother. It is a plant that tolerate drought very well, so that you water it once a week will be enough. You can locate it even where there is not too much lighting, although it will lose a little the white band of the leaves.


2. Cóleo or Cretona

Coleus-blumeiScientific: Coleus blumei. Native to India, this annual plant goes very well to add more color to your kitchen, that is, as long as you place it in a place with lots of light, but without direct sun. Accurate enough watering and humidity and he lets you know, because he just lacks water, his stems bend.


3. Vriesia or Pluma de Indio

vriesia carinataVriesea spp. is the scientific name of this Bromeliad native to Venezuela, which has several different species. Like the previous one, also it requires a very abundant light or it will not bloom. It is good to place it then in a very bright place where no drafts. It likes humidity, so it will be convenient pulverize it, mostly in summer.


4. Singonio

Syngonium podophyllum(Syngonium podophyllum) It's one of my favorites because It is not very demanding in terms of light, although it prefers the luminosity to maintain the variegation of its leaves, without so much light it survives the same. Form beautiful bushes and with guardian can arm taller. It suits spray the leaves daily and avoid drafts. As for the Irrigation, 2 or 3 times a week in summer and only one in winter.


5. Ceropegia or Rosary

ceropegia_woodii(Ceropegia woodii) Adorable succulent, hanging and of South African origin. He likes to have good light, but not so much the environmental humidity, it can go well in a bright but cool place from the kitchen. In winter we should only water it once a month and in summer 2 or 3 times, per month. It blooms during the summer and has very brittle stems, so look well where you hang it 😉


6. Tradescantia

tradescantia zebrinaThe Tradescantia It is called scientifically equal and has dozens of varieties that change according to color, whether they are variegated or not, etc. It is one of the hardest plants to kill so No doubt you will survive a kitchen. Depending on the variety you will like more or less light, it supports the drought very well and we can give it a shrubby shape or leave it as a pendant.


7. Wax flower or Porcelain Flower

Hoya carnosa(Hoya carnosa) Originally from southern China, it is a plant with fleshy leaves that has a climbing tendency, but we can have it in a hanging pot in the kitchen, since it likes indoor temperatures and requires good light, especially to be able to flourish, but not too much. He likes a Humid climate, but does not tolerate excess irrigation. What you should know, is that its aroma is quite strong, you will see if you like it or not.


8. Poto or Potus

potus(Pothus)Plant faithful and resistant if there are any and it adapts to ¡any environment! If you will need a lot of light if you want to keep the yellow or white border of its leaves, but if the light is not enough, it will still live, even if its leaf turns green only. Abundant watering in the summer, but without going over and best of all, is that supports dry environments, although you will appreciate that you pulverize it a little a couple of times a month.


9. Cactus

cactus for interiorThe Cactus In general they will go very well in your kitchen, next to a window. Practically do not require watering, only once a month will be enough. Obviously they do not need moisture, so you should never spray them. Each cactus in particular will have its own requirements, but in general terms, a lot of light and little watering and place them in a place where there is no danger of accidents, especially if you have children.


10. Ficus rastrero or Ficus Tapizante

Ficus pumila(N. Scientific: Ficus pumila) The creeping ficus is usually used to cover walls outside, but in our house, we use it in a Hanging flowerpotThey are lovely There are varieties with white shades and others, yellow. The good thing about this ficus is that does not require much light, it adapts very well to darker places. Its non-negotiable requirement is humidity: Substrate should remain slightly damp all the time (avoiding puddles, obvious) and we will have to spray your leaves daily.


11. Acalifa

Acalypha wilkesianaIts botanical name is Acalypha wilkesiana. Of tropical or subtropical climate, it does not like the drafts of air nor the cold climates, neither the direct sun. If you want something good light and will settle for two or three weekly irrigations, although in the middle of summer, with excessive heat demands a daily watering abundant.


12. Pilea or French Begonia

Pilea cadierei(Pilea cadierei) This plant he detests the cold, that is, ideal for the interior of the house. Like to have Good light throughout the year, although no direct sun. It is not very demanding in terms of humidity, with spray it from time to time it will be enough, especially in summer, where we will also water 2 or 3 times a week, in winter only once. If you lack light, you will notice because it takes a lanky and elongated


13. Philodendron or Philodendron with heart-shaped leaf

Philodendron_scandensPhilodendron scandens the scientific name of this variety that adapts a thousand wonders to the interiors. It can hold up well light scab, although it prefers a greater luminosity. It is a tropical plant, because he likes the humidity, it is convenient spray it with warm water. Irrigation, once a week in winter and 2 in summer.


14. Spatiff or Lily of Peace

Spathiphyllum wallisii(Spathiphyllum wallisii) This plant of Colombian origin has as its great attraction its inflorescences, similar to those of white coves and very abundant throughout the year. He likes a full lighting, next to a window and without direct sun. As well he likes the humidity, so we must spray their leaves every 2 or 3 days and water it daily in summer and twice a week in winter.


15. African Asparagus

asparagus-densiflorusN.Scientific: Asparagus densiflorus. It is a specimen that can adapt very well to areas of poor light. The Irrigation should be moderate and very scarce in winter, where it specifies that the temperature is somewhat cooler. No need to spray unless your environment is very, very dry. They make large tufts of roots, so It is convenient to divide it every two or three years.


16. Joy of the home

Impatiens-wallerianaThe great known … The Impatiens walleriana, although it is of exterior is used much in interiors. It is native to China and India and likes a abundant watering, rich in nutrients. While outdoors they go in the shade, inside the house they prefer good lighting, although without direct sun, near a good window is the idea. Do not spray and can also be arranged in hanging pots.


17. Croton or Crotos

Codiaeum variegatum(Codiaeum variegatum) If we have good windows in our kitchen, this beauty is ideal. Wants one very intense light to maintain the variety of its colors. The only issue is that it needs high and constant humidity, must spray daily in summer and every 2 or 3 days in winter. It should be watered with warm water, 2 to 3 times a week in spring-summer and every 5 days in winter. Yes, I know, it's a bit demanding, but its beauty is worth it.


18. Aralia or Fatsia

Fatsia japonicaIf you are looking for a large plant for your kitchen because it is very spacious, the Fatsia japonica or Aralia is a great choice, since in a pot it can reach up to meter high.

You need a medium to good lighting and a deep pot. The good thing is that he is not worried about the humidity. Irrigation: 2 times a week in summer or once a week in winter.


19. Achimenes

Achimenes grandifloraThe Achimenes grandiflora It will provide beautiful colors (like the joys of home) to our kitchen or living room. It is a rather creepy, rhizomatous plant that likes to have good light to bloom. It does not like cold water, so we should water it with warm and even a little hot, hence its name in some places (hot water plant). He likes the humidity, but, not to overdo it, because he dies. It is delicate, but very beautiful.


20. Herbs: Basil, Parsley, Peppermint, Melissa, etc.

aromatic herbsAnd for the end, the essentials: THE AROMATIC HERBS.

Provided they have good light, for example, next to a window, the aromatic ones will thrive in your kitchen, and what better place to have them, always at hand!
You can have basil, parsley, oregano, coriander, mint and why not, even encourage you with a Ciboulette.

Each one has its own light and irrigation requirements, but basically They will go very well with good light and moderate irrigations.


As you see, the options are many, you have no excuse to not take a little garden to your home, start by adding some of these kitchen plants sure success will be with you

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