The House Tour of Houseplants: Best Plants for Your Kitchen

The House Tour of Houseplants: Best Plants for Your Kitchen

Aug 9, 2021

When you think about adding houseplants to your home, the kitchen is often the last room that comes to mind. Most people don't think about what plants they should add to their kitchen. However, this space is a viable spot for many houseplants to thrive. Not to mention, there are tons of benefits to you when keeping certain plants in your kitchen. Whether it's for culinary purposes, first aid, or for decorative reasons, there are plenty of plants waiting to be featured in your cooking space.

See our top 10 plants that are perfect additions to your kitchen space.

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Aloe Vera

If you want to add houseplants to your home but don't have a green thumb, Aloe Vera is the plant for you. This succulent houseplant is one of the most difficult plants to kill because it requires such little attention. Drought-resistant and not picky when it comes to sunlight, your Aloe plant will live perfectly in your kitchen!

How to Use:

Cut off a lower leaf near the stalk, remove any spines, split the leaf lengthwise, and remove the vitamin and mineral-rich gel. Use this to soothe burns or to hydrate your skin

snake plant

Snake Plant

Snake plants add pizazz to any space because of their thick, dark green foliage that grows upright. If you live a busy lifestyle and your plants take the backburner, Snake plants will have no problem surviving. These plants do better when you forget about them.

Where to put your plant:

Place your Snake plant in the corner of your kitchen so it can grow as tall as it wants to, and it is out of the way of your crazy, hectic life. Water it once a month and watch it thrive. 

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English Ivy

This luscious green plant is the perfect addition to your kitchen, especially when hung above your sink or next to a window. English Ivy is easy to grow indoors as long as it gets some time in direct sunlight. Its pointy leaves come in various shades of green with accent colors such as yellow, white, black, etc., making it easy to find the perfect English Ivy plant for your home.


An air-purifying plant that helps reduce indoor air pollutants such as mold, bacteria, benzene, and formaldehyde.


Toxic to animals and humans; keep out of reach of children, dogs, cats, or any other four-legged friends. 

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If you have ever seen a beautiful trailing houseplant in someone's kitchen, odds are it was a Pothos. These houseplants are beautiful when placed in a hanging basket or sat on the edge of a counter where they can trail down. Pothos can handle any light conditions and come in a variety of colors for you to choose from.

cast iron plant

Cast Iron Plant

Cast Iron houseplants can tolerate almost any living condition, including extremely low light, fluctuating temperatures, and an infrequent watering schedule. Even if you have a "black-thumb," you will have a hard time killing this plant. Place this hearty and vibrant plant in the corner of your kitchen or a breakfast nook.



What better plant to grow in your kitchen than your very own herbs? These plants come in various types, such as mint, basil, cilantro, rosemary, sage, parsley, and so many more. It is easy to keep them in your kitchen because they are typically small plants. Each herb requires different lighting needs, but most do well in bright, indirect light.

Herb Garden:

If you have a windowsill in your kitchen, try planting a couple of your favorite herbs in a planter and watch your little at-home-herb-garden grow!



Similar to the Aloe Vera plant, all Cacti are perfect houseplants to keep in your kitchen. These plants are super low maintenance, can handle various light conditions, and an irregular watering schedule. Be sure they are in well-draining cactus potting soil.

Decoration Tip:

Pot a few small cacti in your favorite pottery and place them around your kitchen. You can turn your basic kitchen into a cacti oasis

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Spider Plant

This houseplant grows long, thin, spider-like foliage that is light green with thin, white striped down the middle. Spider plants are easy to care for and can live in a wide variety of living conditions. If your kitchen has a window, place your plant on the windowsill. If your kitchen doesn't have a window- keep it on the counter, and it will continue to thrive. Water occasionally and prune only when necessary.

african violet

African Violet

If your kitchen needs a pop of color, African Violet houseplants are the perfect option for you! These houseplants grow beautiful green foliage and produce small purple flowers. Not to mention you can place this plant almost anywhere without worrying about its toxicity to pets; this plant is nontoxic.

Watch for:

African Violet plants can be sensitive to watering. Their water must never dry out, but overwatering will be just as harmful. Make sure it is in well-draining soil, and its pot has excellent drainage holes.

peace lily

Peace Lily 

Peace Lily plants are extremely popular flowering houseplants. Their deep green foliage grows upright, and they produce beautiful white flowers during their growing season. Not to mention Peace Lily plants help purify the air around them and would be perfect in your kitchen.


Keep your pets away from your Peace Lily plants because they are toxic to your four-legged furry friends. 

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House plants are an easy way to add instant charm and life to your home. With so many different types of indoor house plants, you can let your creative style shine! As America’s number one online plant nursery, we take pride in the quality of our plants and service. When you buy your houseplant online with Garden Goods Direct, have confidence knowing that each plant has received Woodie’s Seal of Approval.