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If your living spaces are already full of plants, you may want to add some greenery to other rooms in your home, including the kitchen. And how every other room in your homeYour kitchen has its own microclimate thanks to the amount of sunlight, access to fresh air, humidity and temperature.
While it is not possible to find a single plant that is perfect for every kitchen, some species are better suited to the room than others. In this article from The Spruce, House planting expert Cori Sears suggests some plants that could make a nice addition to your kitchen (and have a good chance of survival, too). Here are some of the options.
Let’s start with the obvious – herbs. Keeping herbal plants in your kitchen not only gives you easy access to cook with, but as long as the room is bright and exposed to direct sunlight for most of the day, they should grow fairly easily year round. Sears explains. Her top picks for growing indoors are chives, parsley, mint, thyme, rosemary, basil, oregano, and coriander.
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Snake plants are so common houseplants that you may already have one in your home. And its ability to survive in the kitchen is really based on the reasons for its general popularity: it’s easy to care for and can handle anything from dim to direct sunlight and everything in between. If your kitchen doesn’t have the best natural light, this is a good choice.
If you are envisioning the miniature version of a cartoon cactus, this is just one of the options. According to Sears, there are hundreds of different types of succulents that come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Succulents do best on a sunny windowsill and are fairly low-maintenance thanks to their ability to hold water.