Among the best indoor plants, we would like to highlight the most fragrant ones that will improve the microclimate in the house and cheer you up. Besides spreading pleasant aromas, they are also great for your health! By simply inhaling their scent, you clear your lungs, so it becomes easier for you to breathe, as after walking in the woods. Let's see what the best indoor scented plants are!
All people with lung diseases and those who find it difficult to breathe due to problems with this organ are advised to plant eucalyptus at home. Also, eucalyptus can be a real lifesaver if your windows face a busy road or if you often inhale exhaust fumes. This plant improves the quality of the air significantly and provides the room with a light, fresh aroma.
Geranium needs a lot of sunlight - ideally, a southern window without any shading to grow healthy and fragrant. If it feels a lack of light, there will be few leaves, and the scent itself will not be the same.
Jasmine can be cultivated at home, although it is more popular as an outside bush. With timely feeding and shaping, you can grow a fragrant little bush indoors that will delight you for many years!
Orange, lemon and other citrus fruits
Citrus fruits grow well in indoor conditions; however, they require regular fertilizing and a lot of sunlight. They are thermophilic plants, so make sure that it is not getting too cold in the room during winter. They smell delicious!
Gardenia is a stunning tropical plant with a bad reputation for growing at home because it is considered capricious and requires constant attention. Nevertheless, the scent of its flowers is simply amazing. Also, the plant itself is very pretty with its shiny dark-green leaves and delicate white flowers.
Stephanotis or Madagascar jasmine
Stephanotis is perhaps one of the most fragrant plants in the world. When it blooms, the whole street smells like heaven has descended to earth. Outdoors, this climbing vine can reach large sizes, but when grown in a pot, you can make it a pretty interior decoration or even let it climb the other plants.
Some orchid varieties smell insanely delicious (e.g., Corsage Orchid, Oncidium Orchid). The main thing is to choose a suitable variety. Caring for such orchids does not differ from ordinary ones. However, due to the rarity of scented orchids, such varieties of the flower cost 2-3 times more than ordinary ones.
Passionflower is a miraculously beautiful vine with divine flowers and aroma. It is a tropical plant, so caring for it might be pretty demanding: while a passionflower enjoys lots of light, it can be easily burned by direct sun. Keep the vine watered regularly during the growing season, and plant it in the pots with good drainage only.
Snow-white brugmansia, as well as other types of brugmansia, are an excellent choice for a large pot on the floor of your living room. Tropical plants of the genus Brugmansia from the Solanaceae family are very popular with Spanish gardeners - they will bring a vibe of endless summer and, of course, a pleasant aroma as well.
We are used to growing oregano in the garden beds. However, it looks no less beautiful at home because of its "fluffy crown,” and it smells just fine. It is the perfect plant for the kitchen! Also, you use its fresh leaves in your dishes.
Hope this list will help you choose your perfect scented plant! However, be careful: we would not recommend placing such plants in the bedroom. While enjoying the aroma during the day might be pleasant and beneficial to your health, being surrounded by the smell of the flowers while you are sleeping can cause headaches.