Here Are 10+ Fragrant Indoor Plants You Can Grow Easily
Are you looking for beautiful and fragrant indoor plants you can grow without any hassle. These are actually outdoor plants that can be grown indoor. Let’s have a look.
Even in the harshest of winter weather, plants are a wonderful way to bring nature indoors. And when those plants are fragrant, the effect is even greater.
Below are some of our favorite plants with fragrant leaves.
Grow this jasmine for a strong scent. The plant usually blooms from spring through fall but opens blooms in the winter if growing conditions are warm and sunny. Ideally, it should be placed near a south-facing window. As with gardenia, it has a similar scent. However, the first-year flowers may be a little slower to appear. Be patient – the flowers will appear as the plants grow older.
Scientific name: Jasminum azoricum
Spearmint Indoor Plant
Despite being warmed by the sun, spearmint leaves release their minty scent. The plant is easy to grow and pest-free, so it’s a great addition to any indoor garden. Plant it in an area where it gets plenty of sunlight. Tea and dessert leaves can be harvested as required.
Scientific name: Mentha spicata
Heliotrope “Marino Blue”
The pleasant aroma of these lovely purple blossoms is described as vanilla honey. Winter is a time for blossoms, and in the depths of winter, the blooms are a sensory treat. Plants have a tendency to trail, so plan to stake them with hoop stakes.
Scientific name: Heliotropium arborescens ‘Marino Blue’
Every evening, the night-blooming jasmine flowers emit an intense and intoxicating scent. They bloom intermittently throughout the year and grow rapidly. Maintain their shape by pruning as necessary. Pruning too often will prevent flowers from growing. Make sure this plant is located in a sunny southern window.
Scientific name: Cestrum nocturnum
The aromatic gift on this lovely plant is wonderfully fragrant leaves. Adding color to an indoor setting is the blue-green foliage. Place the plant near a south-facing window for maximum effect.
Botanical name: Eucalyptus gunii ‘Silverdrop’
This little gem thrives in even the tiniest of containers. Despite its small size, this plant packs a big punch of fragrance. Brushing the leaves releases a minty scent. The best growth occurs in a sunny window.
Scientific name: Mentha requienii
Angel’s Trumpet: “Angel’s Blushing Beauty”
The fragrance of an angel’s trumpet fills a large space when it blooms. Nighttime releases the sweet-smelling scent of dangling blossoms, which leads to dreamy dreams. Bringing warmth and the brightest light to this beauty is the key to success. Use indoor lighting if the flower does not form.
Scientific name: Brugmansia ‘Angel’s Blushing Beauty
The lemon balm
The scent of lemon balm will appeal to anyone who likes lemon drops. Simply brush the leaves or lightly rub them to release their fragrance. Leaves can be picked for tea or dessert. The best growing conditions are a bright light and bushy growth. Dark conditions produce long, lanky stems.
Scientific name: Melissa officinalis
‘Bandera Purple’ Spanish Lavender
The scent of lavender fills indoor gardens with a sense of freshness. Lavender grows best in bright light. Dry out the soil between waterings, keeping plants on the dry side. Set your plants outside during the summer to get them to bloom. This can be your best indoor plant.
Scientific name: Lavandula stoechas ‘Bandera Purple’
Jasmine of the Valley
With a nostalgic fragrance, this bloomer opens delicate bell-shaped flowers. There is usually only one flowering from pips (underground plant parts from which these plants grow), but it will fill your home with a pleasant scent. Plant the leaves after flowering for some greenery, then transplant the plants to a garden for flowers in the future.
Scientific name: Convallaria majalis
Sweet olive ‘Fudingzhu’
An almost haunting fragrance wafts from the sweet olive blossoms. Cool winter temperatures and a location near the south, west, or east window will encourage flowering in plants. This charismatic plant blooms from September to April, so you can count on it to brighten up your winter. Flowers won’t appear until the plants are 6 inches tall.
Scientific name: Osmanthus fragrans ‘Fudingzhu’
Gardenia ‘Crown Jewel’
This fragrant bloomer is adorned with double flowers. There are dwarf varieties that grow up to two feet tall and four feet wide. Plants should be grown in terra-cotta pots indoors to prevent root rot. Do not overwater. Direct sunlight in southern, eastern, or western directions is best. The temperature difference between day and night should be 10 to 15 degrees to ensure optimal flowering.
Scientific name: Gardenia jasminoides ‘Crown Jewel’
The ‘Arp’ Rosemary
It makes an excellent indoor plant as well as an outdoor plant because of its winter hardiness. It is important not to overwater (a clay pot works well) and to grow it on the cool side during the winter. The leaves can be used to season soups and meats.
Scientific name: Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Arp
‘Claire Austin’ English Rose
With a strong myrrh fragrance, this English rose also has notes of vanilla, heliotrope, and meadowsweet (a plant related to roses). The light lemon blooms of ‘Claire Austin’ unfold to cream. It cloud be your beautiful indoor plant choice.