When it comes to improving home decor, houseplants have been quite the trend in the last couple of years. While previously restricted to just balconies, nowadays they seem to have taken over every room in our homes, adding an organic touch and bringing the outdoors in.

It’s a trend which is here to stay, and one that definitely deserves a place in the kitchen.

Not only do houseplants serve as beautiful and sustainable home decor, but they can also help purify your air. Plus, studies find that plants increase morale and productivity — two things we can all get more of in the kitchen.

Being a modular kitchen brand that believes in utilizing every nook and corner in your kitchen, here are five plants we recommend bringing in, that is sure to breathe some life into your kitchen.

The Spider Plant

The spider plant is capable of thriving under a variety of conditions and doesn’t require much care at all. Keep this plant anywhere in your kitchen — by the window in the sun, or on the countertop underneath overhead cabinets — and watch it grow with the help of occasional waterings and infrequent pruning. It makes for a great natural air purifier and helps removes fumes and pollutants in the kitchen.

Aloe Vera

A beautiful and distinctive-looking plant filled with vitamins and minerals that are great for your skin, having a potted aloe vera is like having 24/7 access to a pharmacy. Keep it next to the stove and it will come in handy the next time you inevitably burn yourself. Just cut off a lower leaf near the stalk, remove any spines along the edge, and squeeze out the gel-filled interior. Rub the gel right on the burn and you’ll feel almost instant cooling effects.

Chinese Evergreens

A hybrid of two other tropical plants, the Chinese evergreen is an adaptable house plant capable of growing in dry, low-light conditions. It’s great for removing toxins in the air and is another plant that requires little care.

Aluminum Plant

This one for those who are big on appliances. The aluminium plant’s green and metallic silver leaves will be a fitting addition. Keep this in a hanging basket and away from hot or cold objects.
The aluminium plant’s main appeal in the kitchen is its colouring. Add to the fact that it’s a hanging plant means you’ll save valuable counter space.

Cast Iron Plant

Add an unusual cast iron piece to your kitchen in the form of this hearty, hassle-free houseplant. Bright green and leafy, the cast iron plant can tolerate much more than your average house plant, including extremely low light, extreme and fluctuating heat, and infrequent watering. Making it perfectly capable of surviving any climate in the kitchen – whether it’s the humidity from simmering stove tops or the heat from the hours of the oven being on.

Drop by a Würfel store today and get a taste of what’s cooking in the world of modular kitchens.

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