Plants are a great companion in human life. They do so much for us without requiring any request. When we are around them, we will be breathing fresh, clean, and cool air. And of course, we will feel more relax and happier. That’s the reason in this article, we want to write about them. And here are 15 smelling houseplants that can perfume your home.
Growing these plants in your home, it means they will give you living greens. Besides, they not only add beauty and lushness to your indoor spaces. When choosing fragrant varieties to grow, means they can also take the place of artificial air-fresheners too. Check them out right now.
#1 Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis)
This herb is a bushy, perennial herb of the mint family. Though humble in appearance, when lemon balm’s serrate, oval leaves are lightly brushed or rubbed between the fingertips, it releases a fragrant lemony scent.
#2 English Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)
The purple spiked plant beloved by natural health enthusiasts, lavender is another herb with dozens of wonderful benefits for health and home. Though there are several types to choose from, English lavender is one of the more aromatic varieties.
#3 White Jasmine (Jasminum Polyanthum)
A twining vine that produces clusters of star-shaped flowers, white jasmine provides the sweet smell of summer during the winter months.
#4 Gardenia (Gardenia Jasminoides)
Gardenia might be tough but it sure is beautiful, this gorgeous diva just might reward you with a show of exquisite, sweetly fragrant blooms.
#5 Citrus Tree (Citrus Spp.)
Lemon, lime, orange, and other citrus fruit plants can add fruity scents to your indoor garden.
#6 Twinkle Orchid (Oncidium)
Though orchids, in general, are not known for their fragrance, this Oncidium hybrid blooms with hundreds of dime-sized flowers that emit a spicy vanilla scent.
#7 Scented Leaf Geranium (Pelargonium Spp.)
Though scented geraniums bear delicate 5-petaled flowers in summer, their strong fragrance is released when the thick, fuzzy foliage is touched or rubbed.
#8 Stephanotis (Marsdenia Floribunda)
Stephanotis is a vining plant that produces clusters of waxy, sweet-smelling flowers in spring and summer.
#9 Eucalyptus Tree (Eucalyptus Cinerea)
Eucalyptus emits a minty, sweet, and uplifting aroma. The silvery, blue-green foliage also provides a nice visual contrast among the pure greens of other houseplants.
#10 Sweet Bay (Laurus Nobilis)
This plant is a non-fussy evergreen tree with thick, glossy, elliptical leaves. Its foliage gives off an herbal scent with slight floral notes. Clip off the leaves from time to time to add flavor to soups, sauces, and stews.