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Plants in the kitchen

Plants in the kitchen

Benefits of the plants in the kitchen

Have you ever thought about putting a nice plant in the kitchen? Of course you have! But which plant? Plants freshen the air, liven up the house and give off a pleasant smell. Plants affect both our living spaces and our mental states in a healthy and positive way.
Let’s see if we can decide on which plants are the best to keep in the kitchen…

The Dracaena Marginata has optimal purificative powers. It belongs to the Agavaceae family and is originally from tropical Africa.

Some plants can handle cold temperatures well, and can easily adapt to being grown outside. However, other plants may die as soon as they feel a cold breeze and instead need a warm, sheltered environment.
Which plants should we choose for the kitchen? There are many possibilities, such as ferns, the Dracaena, and the Pothos. The air in a typical kitchen is usually warm and moist, with the steam and vapors produced from cooking filling the room. This ensures a consistently warm and almost tropical environment, perfect for these plants to survive in.

The Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’) is a beautiful indoor plant that needs a humid environment to survive.
It is always green, belongs to the family Polypodiaceae, and is recognized for its light green saw-tooth fronds.
Generally speaking, this plant prefers indirect light, small amounts of water given frequently, and a rather constant ambient temperature.

The Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) is native to Brazil and usually reaches between 12 and 16 inches in height.
It is recognized by its small, triangular and waxy green fronds.
The variety Fragrantissimum (Adiantum fragrantissimum) emits a pleasurable smell.
Like all ferns, the Maidenhair Fern needs indirect sunlight and can be damaged by too much direct light.
It needs to be kept in a warm environment; what better environment for this plant than the kitchen, which provides a warm environment that is also suitably humid.
The plant needs to be given plenty of water in the summer, but only a limited amount in the winter; ensure that the soil remains cool and does not overheat.

Give a gift to your kitchen; the Spathiphyllum (also known as the Peace Lily or White Anthurium), is a plant known for its exceptional purifying powers. It removes acetone, ammonia and even formaldehyde from its environment.
The Spathiphyllum is easy to grow, is native to the American tropics, and produces beautiful white flowers.
This plant needs plenty of light and an external temperature of around 65° F, as well as frequent and abundant watering. It also needs a humid environment, reminiscent of its native tropical environment. Like the Maidenhair Fern and all ferns, the Spathiphyllum will flourish best in the usually dim, warm and humid kitchen environment.

The Dracaena Marginata (also known as the Red-Edge Dracaena or Madagascar Dragon Tree), has astounding powers of purification.
It belongs to the family Agavaceae and is native to tropical Africa.
It’s a durable plant that can adapt easily to interior or apartment life. It is a beautiful plant and makes for great decoration in the house, but it hates cold drafts which can cause its leaves to fall of the lower part of the trunk.
La temperatura non deve mai scendere sotto i dodici gradi. It’s essential to make sure that the Dracaena Marginata is not exposed to temperatures below 53° F. You may have also heard this plant referred to as the 'Trunk of Happiness'.

The Philodendron and Pothos are two of the best plants for environmental purification; NASA conducted a study on these two plants and found that they are particularly noteworthy for their ability to filter the compound formaldehyde from the air.
The Philodendron has long stems with roots that can climb a wall or trellis. Coming from the tropics, the Philodendron also needs higher temperatures and humid environments.
Like the Philodendron, the Pothos is a climbing plant. Its heart-shaped leaves are often distinguished with a touch of yellow or beige.
Coming from Asia and the Pacific islands, this plant needs to be rotated about a quarter turn every 15 to 20 days, to ensure that it doesn’t grow too much towards the sun in only one direction. When the plant stays balanced, it grows better.
Remember, if there is less light getting into your home or apartment, the plant will engage in less photosynthesis and therefore need less water, so be careful to adjust the quantity of water to what the plant might actually need.
Plants in the kitchen