5 Low Maintenance Plants To Build Your Kitchen Garden

Your kitchen can be an almost self-sufficient unit where you can source your own ingredients to add to your cooking. This can be made possible by growing your own indoor veggies, herbs and much more. But before you consider adding some greenery to your kitchen space, you need to make a note of sources of direct and indirect sunlight. Today we will be going over a few potted plants which work well with different light requirements and can grow well indoors.

English Ivy
Light Requirement: Direct Sunlight
This will work wonders hanging over the sink or by a window with ample sunlight shining through. The English Ivy is sure to add a refreshing tone to your kitchen with its pointy leaves which come in a variety of shades of green. They are also known to purify the air and help reduce various indoor air pollutants.

english ivy


Aloe Vera
Light Requirement: Direct Sunlight
Also called the “plant of immortality” by the Egyptians, the Aloe Vera is known for its distinctive blades and its various medicinal properties. They are a wonderful alternative to treat burns, improve digestion, promote oral health and help clear acne. Their unique look is a great way to add more character to your kitchen.

aloe vera


Light Requirement: Direct Sunlight
An incredibly easy herb to grow in your kitchen, the Basil will thrive if your kitchen has a window facing south. This herb goes well with pasta, pizza, salad, different sauces, you name it. Medicinally, it’s known to help with stomach spasms, loss of appetite, intestinal gas, kidney conditions, fluid retention, head colds, warts, and worm infections. There is something very refreshing about Basil, and having one in your kitchen is certainly going to bring out that element to your cooking space.



Air Plant
Light Requirement: Low Light
This plant is an epiphyte, which means it grows on other plants or objects merely for support and derives its nutrients from the environment. It’s probably one of the most low maintenance plants which you can grow indoors. They are usually sold in a hanging pot, glass globe or mounted on a piece of wood. In terms of taking care of them, just water it by misting occasionally or rinsing once a week, then letting drip dry and that’s all!

air plant


ZZ Plant
Light Requirement: Indirect Sunlight
Also known as Zanzibar Gem, this plant is a tough species. It has dramatic upright waxy leaves which can tolerate the darkest corners of your kitchen. It’s best to keep them away from direct sunlight as it could scorch its leaves. Water it only when the top few inches of the soil are dry.

zanzibar gem

And there you have it, a few potted plants to green up your kitchen space and also to serve as an indoor garden for your cooking needs. Just make sure to note the light requirements of each species to properly allocate the best space in which they can thrive.