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8 Houseplants That Can Thrive in Any Kitchen


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Consider bringing one of these plants into your kitchen. They’re all pretty easy to care for, which means you can’t really mess this up.

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Aloe Vera

Keep it next to the stove and it’ll come in handy the next time you burn yourself. Rub the gel right on the burn and you’ll feel almost instant cooling effects.

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English Ivy

The ivy plant can help purify the air, as it’s one of the top reducers of indoor air pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene, mold, and bacteria. 

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Cast Iron Plant 

You never know what climate your kitchen will be. No matter what happens in your kitchen, though, this plant will survive it.

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Aluminum Plant 

The aluminum plant’s main appeal in the kitchen is its coloring. And the fact that it’s a good hanging plant means you’ll save valuable counter space.

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Spider Plant 

A great natural air purifier, the spider plant helps remove odor, fumes, and pollutants from the environment.

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Why pay $2 a pop for just a few sprigs of basil at the grocery store when you can grow your own? The best news: The plant does best when you harvest fairly frequently.

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Snake plant

Snake plants do their best when you basically forget about them. They don’t need much water and they definitely don’t need much light.

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When we see plants in a kitchen, nearly nine out of 10, it’s going to be pothos. They’re hardy trailing vines that can handle all sorts of light conditions.

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