Want your room to exude a fresh and fragrant vibe? Here are the best Indoor Plants that Smell Good! What’s more, you can also grow them easily!
Pleasing fragrance refreshes mood calms the mind, and also helps in elevating productivity. Here are some of the best Indoor Plants that Smell Good, which you can grow in offices or homes for rejoicing natural fragrance 24×7!
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Best Indoor Plants that Smell Good
1. Mint / Pudina
Botanical Name: Mentha
The refreshing aroma of the mint leaves have a soothing effect. You can grow this herb indoors at any bright window so the slight breeze helps disperse its fragrance all across the room.
Botanical Name: Gardenia jasminoides
The velvety snow-white blooms of gardenia have a perfume-like pleasing scent. Thanks to its delightful fragrance and stunning looks, the flower is also popular in wedding ceremonies and boutonnieres.
3. Citrus Plant
Botanical Name: Citrus × sinensis
Its citrusy scent livens up the spaces like no other plant. You can go for varieties like calamondin and Meyer lemon, as they will reward you with fruits and fragrance, both!
4. Arabian Jasmine
Botanical Name: Jasminum sambac
In the tropical climate of India, the intoxicating fragrance of this jasmine can be enjoyed year-round, but their peak blooming is seen during summers. Keep it where it can get 4-5 hours of direct sun.
5. Lemon Balm
Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
You have to slightly rub its leaves to whiff its gratifying aroma. It is also quite a potent plant for repelling bugs from the house.
Botanical Name: Orchidaceae
Orchids come in an array of scents. Go for ‘golden elf’ variety for relishing lemony scent, or ‘Miltoniopsis santanaei’ if you are fond of rose fragrance.
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
The intense aroma from the eucalyptus leaves renders a note of wood and resins. This easy-to-care plant can be set at any sunny windowsill.
8. Sweet Basil
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Basil is revered not only for its rejuvenating aromatic leaves but its umpteen medicinal properties and religious significance. The sweet-smelling leaves are a delicious addition to soups, sauces, pizzas, and salads.
Botanical Name: Hoya carnosa
The starry flowers of hoya reward the owner with an intense lemony scent with a hint of vanilla throughout the day, but its fragrance is at the peak during the evening hours.
Botanical Name: Polianthes tuberosa
The waxy, white flowers gracefully arching from the tall stems releases an unmatchable fragrance in the surrounding. Its mesmerizing scent calms the nerves, hence used in aromatherapy too.
Botanical Name: Passiflora
The purple flower exudes a very fascinating fragrance that has a soothing effect and can induce sleep or drowsiness. Moreover, it also works as a sedative, hence many Herbalists suggest having its tea before bed.
12. Night Flowering Jasmine / Harsingar
Botanical Name: Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
An intense floral fragrance of tiny white flowers gives a sharp note. It flowers from August till December, blooming during the night, and shedding in the morning.
13. Scented Geranium
Botanical Name: Pelargonium
Though the plant has got fame due to its vivacious flowers coming in a wide color range, its earthy and mild scent is what makes it more impressive.
Botanical Name: Plumeria obtusa
Coming in intriguing colors of pink, white, red, and yellow, this tropical beauty sends out a sweet scent with floral notes. The flowers are also used in making Indian bridal ‘Juda.’
Botanical Name: Salvia rosmarinus
This culinary herb, with needle-like leaves, can fill up your living space with citrus-like, herbaceous fragrance. It is a great herb to spruce up indoors year-round with subtle scent.
16. Miniature Rose
Botanical Name: Rosa chinensis
Mini roses are bred to stay compact and small in size but are no less than true roses if compared. Go for Scentsational and Sweet chariot for intense fragrance.
17. Lily of the Valley
Botanical Name: Convallaria majalis
Its bell-shaped white flowers emit a sweet floral scent with a sandalwood note. The flower has been praised from ancient times, thanks to their seductive fragrance.
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon
The grassy leaves grow in a clumps and are used for flavoring tea and other recipes. It has a strong citrusy scent that also deters the mosquitoes away.