Indoor flowers are not only a decorative decoration of a room, but also a natural flavoring agent. Many indoor plants are grown for the feeling of constant freshness and a wonderful aroma that fills the entire living space during flowering. The natural aroma of flowering plants cannot be replaced by any aroma candles or spray fresheners. In addition, many of them have a harmful effect on the human body.
Exotic jasmine pleases with snow-white bloom and unique aroma. For home cultivation, Jasminum sambac is best suited, which requires a room with south-facing windows and full bright lighting. The rules for caring for the plant are simple. You just need to prevent an excess of moisture in the soil during irrigation and overdrying of the soil.
Throughout the year, jasmine pleases the owners with a wonderful flowering and bright aroma. Jasmine "Orange" also has a bright and unique aroma and is suitable for growing in an apartment.
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Scented geranium is a fragrant houseplant that has different aromas depending on the variety. The geranium scent that emanates from its velvety leaves can be mint, citrus, pineapple, apricot, chocolate, oak, and pink. Plant care consists in the correct location of the flower container. Place the flower in a warm place with sunlight and keep the soil moist. This is enough for the full growth and development of the plant.
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The ancient patchouli plant looks like a lush bush and exudes a unique aroma. Care consists in proper lighting and timely pruning. Easily propagated by cuttings.
The relaxing scent of lavender is used in aromatherapy sessions. It is only necessary to dry the leaves of the plant in advance. But the flowers are used in cooking as a seasoning with a sweetish flavor. Compact Spanish lavender can be grown at home on a windowsill on the south, east or west side of the house.
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The noble fragrant orchid blooms in beautiful white, yellow, pink and blue flowers. Arcuate peduncles should not be removed after flowering ends - after 2-3 months it may bloom again. For an orchid, high air humidity and a drainage layer at the bottom of the pot are important.
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The aroma of the plant is not too important for indoor pets. First of all, when choosing a plant, attention is paid to the decorativeness of leaves, flowers, shoots, unpretentious cultivation. But very often the smell of a flower is forgotten altogether. Whatever aroma the plant emits: pleasant, subtle or heavy, depressing, it still changes the atmosphere of the home. Fragrant flowers should still be chosen correctly, because the smell can affect mood, well-being and performance.
Presence of aroma
The presence of a scent in a houseplant is generally considered an additional characteristic of a flower, and not the main one. And by the way, the aroma that the flower emits may not always be pleasant and negatively affect the well-being and health in general. So when choosing an indoor flower, you need to pay attention to the smell. And to select the aroma for each person individually. As with the choice of eau de toilette, the aroma should be pleasant and pleasant, not disturbing sleep and well-being.
When choosing a fragrant plant, it is necessary to take into account how it will smell in a particular room, whether it is suitable for a certain place in the house, how the intensity of the aroma will affect the surrounding living organisms. After all, some even the most pleasant smells can cause completely unpleasant sensations and even harm pets.
Choosing a scent according to location is not an easy task:
• For the bedroom, subtle, delicate and delicate aromas are suitable. Odors that increase in intensity at night should be discarded
• Sweet, citrus and rich fruity aromas are suitable for the nursery and work area
• In the kitchen, aromas that are associated with food are appropriate - the smell of spices and spices, as well as those that can interrupt unpleasant odors and purify the air
• Use saturated, heavy, sugary and night scents in passing rooms, that is, in those in which you are not staying for a long time. But take them away from living rooms and bedrooms. If the aroma of such a plant is pleasant and pleasant, then you can put it in the office - it will help to wake up in the morning and tune in the desired mood.
• All fragrant flowers are conventionally divided into tonic and sedative. The aroma of the former increases activity, efficiency, and the latter, on the contrary, soothes and relieves tension. Generally, tonic aromas are much more common than sedatives. Each plant in a certain place is capable of influencing others in a different way.
Plants with a strong aroma are only suitable for special occasions. A small fragrant plant on the table will perfectly replace a full-fledged bouquet of cut flowers, add special romance to the dinner and solemnity to the holiday.
Each fragrant plant must be tested for individual compatibility with all family members. Sometimes it develops so that one person likes the pleasant smell of the plant, but for another it will negatively affect the state of health. In this case, the plant should not be left in the house. The easiest way to check a person's compatibility with a scent is when buying an already flowering plant. Before buying strongly fragrant flowers, do not rush to make a choice, first go to an exhibition, a greenhouse, etc. Smell carefully and take a closer look at the flower. Before buying, you must be sure that the scent is pleasant to you.
Benefits of scented plants
Fragrant plants have a beneficial effect on the overall atmosphere of the home. In addition to fragrance, they also bring many more benefits. Do not neglect such qualities of the plant as toxicity, do not put them in the children's room, carefully transplant, restrict access to them to animals. But besides the negative, they still purify the air in the room.
In addition to the emitted fragrance, plants also have another effect:
1. Regulation of humidity in the room
3. Increase the number of positively charged ions in the air
4. Have a disinfecting effect
5. Reduce the level of pathogens and organisms.
Due to their phytoncidal properties, such plants can help to strengthen the immune system and maintain health. Some flowers have properties to effectively fight various coca - myrtle, fungi and E. coli - pelargonium.
Also, almost every such plant is capable of repelling harmful insects, purifying the air and absorbing heavy metals and allergens.
Most Popular Fragrant Plants
Universal aroma plants. If you ever hear the smell of flowering citrus, you will fall in love with it immediately. Their aroma is sweet, rich, sophisticated. In addition, the flowers look very elegant on it. Everything is perfect in citrus plants: beautiful shiny dark green leaves, medium-sized inflorescences of white flowers, bright fruits.
These plants have won primacy among aromatic plants due to the fact that they are considered the very first scented houseplants. The aroma of the leaves, flowers, fruits themselves has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, can bring pressure back to normal, cleanse and heal the air. Citrus fruits simultaneously tone and soothe, increase activity, productivity, help get rid of depression, stress and depression, activate creative activity, and tune in to optimistic notes.
This queen of all flowers is very rarely considered a homemade aromatic plant. And in vain. The familiar aroma at home is even more pronounced due to the small amount of air in the room, the abundance of flowers on the bush and the compactness of the bush itself. A potted rose with its branchy shoots and double flowers seems to be an exact miniature copy of a garden rose and is an excellent living bouquet.
Since ancient times, rose essential oil has been considered the most valuable of all oils. I actively use it in cosmetology, perfumery and aromatherapy. The scent of a blooming rose can relieve fatigue, tension and nervousness, normalize metabolism, reduce appetite, fight respiratory diseases, help cleanse the air and create a special mood. In addition, the aroma is a mild aphrodisiac. The presence of a scented rose will not hurt even in the bedroom.
Eucharis (Amazonian lily)
A graceful bulbous plant. It has shiny, drooping leaves, tall peduncles with beautiful tubular flowers at the top. This plant primarily has value because of its beauty. But it is also incredibly fragrant. The scent resembles a bouquet of tropical flowers. The emanating sweetness of the eucharis fragrance can be substantial at night and in the evening. It is better to enjoy its aroma in the daytime, and not send the evening to a place where it will not disturb anyone.
Eucharis is a natural flavoring agent. It will cope well with unpleasant odors in the kitchen or in other rooms where it is necessary to interrupt it. Also, aroma raises activity, creates a festive atmosphere, will decorate any gatherings, parties and simple communication with family and friends.
Muraya (imperial flower)
Evergreen exotic plant with a beautiful lace crown. This plant blooms and bears fruit all year round. The scent is strong, refined and subtle. Muraya scent is the best anti-stress remedy. This plant has tonic properties, activates thinking, improves memory, and adjusts to a creative mood. Even a minute near the imperial flower can relieve fatigue and stress after a hard and stressful day at work. Cannot be installed in the bedroom, for the living room, study and kitchen - acceptable.
A small evergreen plant with profusely blooming, luxurious flowers. The aroma of rhododendrons is not very intense, it is felt only near the plant, it is suitable for any room, has bactericidal properties and is able to overcome staphylococci and streptococci. Azalea is considered a poisonous plant due to the presence of andromethoxins in flowers.
Also considered a poisonous shrub. It not only blooms delicately, but is also appreciated for its medicinal properties. The smell is bitter, strong, spicy, especially felt in small rooms, but in large rooms it will only be a pleasant background. The aroma helps with neuroses, insomnia, fatigue, hard feelings, nervous overload, has a strong sedative effect. Prolonged exposure may cause dizziness and headache. It is worth replanting it with great care and handling the aboveground part of the oleander.
The most popular plant for air purification. The plant secretes special essential oils that have a bactericidal and soothing effect. Myrtle has a sedative scent. But only unlike soft oleander. The plant eliminates stress, relaxes, helps to achieve inner harmony, normalizes the work of the cardiovascular system, increases productive activity and helps to create an atmosphere of home comfort.
A coffee tree
The cultivation of the coffee tree is back in vogue again. New compact varieties have been developed, with abundant fruiting and flowering. The scent of white flowers forms a kind of cloud around the bush. It also promotes awakening, the development of creativity, fights fatigue, and activates thinking and memory. It will not be very appropriate in the bedroom, but in the kitchen or in the work area, the aroma of a coffee tree can invigorate as much as a cup of coffee.
Less popular useful plants are pelargonium, indoor jasmine, some types of orchids, etc.
If you prefer to fill your home or office with fragrant flowers, then it is not necessary to choose only one type, you can create a collection of all kinds of flowers. Choose smells so that they are in harmony with each other and create a unique atmosphere in the room. Pay attention to the type of fragrance and never mix tonic and soothing. Create separate corners with the same type of scent.
This is just an amazing plant! Perhaps after my story, many will want to acquire one, try it, you will not regret it! Jasmine-sambac is a plant that blooms almost all year round, of course, if it is properly looked after. Its small light velvety flowers on unusual tube-like legs exude just a wonderful aroma: light and pleasant on the one hand, but spicy and deep on the other. And since the flowering lasts long enough, then the aroma in the room remains for a long time. The main thing is to put the jasmine on the sunny side (but not under the scorching rays), regularly water it with warm water, cut it off in spring and replant it every 2 years.
These plants exude a light sweet, slightly sour aroma. It not only refreshes and fills the air around with a pleasant taste, but also purifies it. After all, citrus leaves secrete phytoncides that kill microbes in the air. Citrus fruits are such a delicious aerial antibiotic that also produces healthy and juicy fruits.
Filling your home with exotic aromas is not a problem today. But if you are not tempted to surround yourself with "sea freshness", fragrant indoor plants will come to the rescue. The correct selection of green friends will give the house an exquisite fragrance, and you - a good mood. You just need to follow a few rules when arranging flowers in rooms. Otherwise, the effect may be the opposite. Find out what you can grow in the bedroom, how to green your kitchen and living room.
Probably the most recognizable and common fragrant indoor flower is geranium... The famous kalachiki have been decorating the windowsills of city apartments for many years. This plant received such widespread recognition for a reason: its fragrant smell has healing properties.
According to recent studies, geranium aroma can easily cope with stress, give a charge of positive emotions and even help improve vision.
A large selection of modern varieties allows you to choose the smell to your taste. Lemon, lemon balm, rose, and even chocolate with Coca-Cola - this is not a complete list of fragrant compositions of affordable and easy-to-care geranium.
To get rid of insomnia, put in the bedroom plectranthus... This unpretentious plant is often called home or room mint. The fleshy leaves of Plectranthus emit the same pleasant, soothing scent as its closest relative, peppermint. And this is not the only similarity.
Homemade mint can be added to tea or used as a seasoning for various dishes.Even beginners in floriculture can take care of plectranthus. Good watering and a bright room are all this houseplant needs with a pleasant scent.
If experience allows, you can purchase an equally useful houseplant - lavender... This valuable essential oil shrub is famous for its pleasant aroma, but requires some skill to breed and care for.
Lavender thrives on the south side in a well-ventilated area without drafts. The soil for it is selected sandy with a small addition of lime. You should not be zealous with watering, the land between them should dry out.
Anyone can be another fragrant assistant in the bedroom. citrus tree... At home, you can grow indoor lemon, orange, tangerine, calamondin and even grapefruit. With proper care, these plants will give you not only a pleasant sweet scent, but also a home-grown fruit.
There are no explicit rules for arranging flowers in an apartment, however, many fragrant houseplants should not be kept in the bedroom. Better give them a place in the living room or another room.
Gardenia - a beautiful, but capricious flower. Its bright green, shiny leaves are eye-catching, and the flowers are fragrant with a rich floral scent. Such a plant should be in a well-lit living room. Just do not forget to carefully guard the beautiful gardenia from any drafts.
Exotic guests do not like drafts - orchids... It is difficult to find fragrant species of this flower on sale. However, if you're lucky, you can enjoy extraordinary flavors.
Orchids mimic the scent of flowers, just as the nightingale mimics other birds. Therefore, among these imitators of the flower world, there are many who smell like roses, hyacinth, lily of the valley or lilies. There are specimens with the smell of candy, coffee or chocolate. The signature scent of orchids is vanilla.
Will decorate any room with its presence miniature rose in a flower pot. The bright and at the same time delicate aroma of the plant has a positive effect on well-being and is considered a powerful aphrodisiac.
Rose is the recognized queen of flowers. And like any queen, even a room one, she is slightly capricious. She has no place near the battery or south window, as overheating will be simply destructive.
A herb garden on the windowsill will give the kitchen a pleasant aroma of something tasty. The tantalizing aroma of spices will increase appetite and have a beneficial effect on digestion. Trust your taste when choosing plants for a scented garden. Peppermint (savory), catnip or rosemary will look great in pots.
Suitable for keeping at home and Cuban oregano, aka broadleaf thyme. The plant does not require difficult maintenance and grows easily in sunny places where there are no drafts. Watering should be done in moderation, as excess water will harm.
The same unpretentious is laurel noble... The fragrant leaves of this shrub are familiar to all culinary specialists. So why not make it a useful addition to your kitchen décor? In addition, laurel has healing properties. Its scent is useful for inflammation of the airways and intestinal spasms.
Citrus indoor plants with fragrant leaves and fruits, which were already mentioned earlier, are perfect for the kitchen. The scent of lemon will cheer you up, help drive away fatigue and anxiety. The aroma of orange or tangerine will increase concentration, improve memory, and give a charge of cheerfulness and optimism.
But in whatever part of the house there is an impromptu fragrant garden, the main thing is to avoid excessive concentration of the smell. To do this, you need to take care that several plants do not bloom at the same time. Or place them in spacious and well-ventilated areas.