Indoor plants are superior to their outdoor counterparts in terms of both beauty and scent. If you’re looking to boost your mood and brighten up a room, consider bringing in some indoor plants!
We’ve compiled a list of the 15 best-smelling houseplants, and if you have the space, we recommend you give them a try. If not, these might end up in your home after reading this, since we’re confident there’s one for everyone.
LEMON BALM (MELISSA OFFICINALIS)
Lemon balm is a bushy perennial with lemony-scented leaves. This plant’s freshness fills the air in every area it enters, so it’s great for purifying the air in your home or just adding a little zest!
There’s nothing like a healthy dose worth appreciating before bedtime hours, so keep an open window near where sunshine streams so its strong rays bring out all those delicious scents from within the pot itself.
ENGLISH LAVENDER (LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA)
In addition to its attractive scent, lavender offers numerous health benefits, making it a wonderful addition to any home!
Lavenders are known for their relaxing properties, and their scent is irresistible. To ensure that your indoor garden continues to thrive indoors, make sure to provide it with enough sunshine or water on a regular basis.
WHITE JASMINE (JASMINUM POLYANTHUM)
Flowers like jasmine, which have a gentle scent, can be used in any setting. In contrast to other plants, this one has white petals and green foliage.
Jasmine fills your home with an exquisite scent reminiscent of freshly laundered linens.
Keep in mind that this plant needs bright light protection from drafts, as well as regular watering to keep up its humidity levels, in order to thrive.
GARDENIA (GARDENIA JASMINOIDES)
Famous for their pleasant scent and beautiful dark green leaves, gardenias are iconic plants.
White blossoms on this houseplant have a fragrant perfume, filling the space with a wonderful scent!
CITRUS TREE (CITRUS SPP.)
Your home will be scented and brightened by citrus fruit trees. Flowers that smell like the delicious fruits of citrus trees can be produced as miniatures, but they need a lot of sunlight and warmth to do so.
You don’t have to worry about overwatering them for the time being because they simply need to be watered every now and then.
However, it will take roughly six years for these young guys to mature sufficiently to begin blossoming.
TWINKLE ORCHID (ONCIDIUM)
Orchids come in a wide range of hues and varieties. Scent-wise, they’re all different, but the best area to keep an orchid is near windowsills or next to other potted plants that get plenty of natural light.
SCENTED LEAF GERANIUM (PELARGONIUM SPP.)
Geraniums are the most stunning of all the plants on this list. A room can easily be filled with the aroma of one of their flower spikes, which are always of the highest quality.
But what is it about them that sets them apart from the rest? For starters, they’re unique: there are no other species like them elsewhere on the planet – not even close.
In addition to their aesthetic appeal (especially when brilliantly colored), these flowers ensure that you don’t run out of fresh air, as each bloom has hundreds or thousands of petals that still smell wonderful at night.
STEPHANOTIS (MARSDENIA FLORIBUNDA)
Flower clusters of waxy, sweet-smelling Stephanotis bloom in the spring and summer.
Because it only needs strong light for watering, it’s one of the simplest indoor plants to care for!
Dark green leaves with interesting patterns cover this climbing vine’s leaves, making it suitable for viewing in every season, from freshly fallen snow to a hot summer day on a park seat.
EUCALYPTUS TREE (EUCALYPTUS CINEREA)
You have no idea what you’re missing out on if you don’t have a eucalyptus plant in your home.
If you desire an exhilarating aroma in your home or business, these lovely plants are great for you. However, growing them might be difficult due to how quickly these plants require moisture.
Checking the soil moisture level before releasing an indoor plant is critical, so be sure to do so at least once every two weeks.
SWEET BAY (LAURUS NOBILIS)
The thick, glossy foliage of the Sweetbay tree Using the leafy tops as a garnish for soups and stews is a great way to bring out the herbal and floral flavors of this vegetable!
Keeping sweet bays away from trees whose branches can accidentally brush theirs is a good idea due to the Sweetbay’s strong thorns on its trunk, which prefers full sun but can tolerate little shade (not kidding).
TEA ROSE BEGONIA (BEGONIA ‘TEA ROSE’)
The ever-blooming pinkish-white blossoms of this tea rose variety can be seen on its red stems, which are covered in broad green leaves.
Lightly sweet-smelling blooms that thrive in medium to strong light inside or in an environment with frequent exposure to high humidity (think dampened towel).
Who doesn’t adore lovely flora from all over the world?
HELIOTROPE (HELIOTROPIUM ARBORESCENS)
Heliotrope is a popular among gardeners because of its gorgeous violet blossoms and deep vanilla aroma.
With proper care, this plant can survive in USDA zones 8 through 11 if you provide it with adequate sunlight and humidity.
To ensure that your indoor hydrangeas continue to bloom for as long as possible, be sure to remove any spent blooms that arise so that others can enjoy their presence!
ANGEL’S TRUMPET (BRUGMANSIA X CANDIDA)
Infuse the air with the sweet aroma of Angel Trumpet, which has a heavenly scent.
FRANGIPANI (PLUMERIA SPP.)
Fragrant frangipani blossoms have an unsurpassed scent. Red is the most frequent color, but white, yellow, and pink five-petal flowers are also available. The five-petal flowers have a strong aroma that may permeate a room late at night.
In order to maintain these plants alive, you’ll need lots of sunlight (at least 4 hours each day) and plenty of water (approximately 2 inches deep every day if the plant is grown indoors and between waterings outside depending on where it’s positioned outside).
BLUE PASSIONFLOWER (PASSIFLORA CAERULEA)
Spectacular blue passionflower sepals, petals, and filaments make for a stunning display.
Its minty fruity scent will have you going back for more, even if its appearance alone isn’t enough to draw you in.
To avoid soiling your carpet, you’ll want to use a cage or hoop to hold this vine in place. It does well in large pots with well-established roots.
In the hot summer months, direct sunlight strikes their leaves the hardest, so make sure to water them thoroughly. They prefer high humidity levels (70 percent or more) and temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.