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10 Scented Houseplants For A Nice Smelling Home

Updated: Sep 3, 2019

Is there anything better than the natural smell that comes from a scented plant?

It will give your home not only a decorative touch but also a delightful fragrance!

 10 Scented Houseplants For A Nice Smelling Home


Gardenia's scent is extremely pleasant, and it's also excellent for promoting sleep and reducing anxiety.

Remember this plant needs a perfect balance of light and humidity to thrive.


The lovely scent of Jasmine has a gentle and soothing effect on your mind and body and can reduce anxiety levels.

Jasmine has such a positive effect on sleep that can help you be more productive the following day.


Lavender has a delightful scent, known to be calming and soothing.

Inhaling the scent of lavender will help you reducing anxiety and insomnia.

Place your lavender on a windowsill, since it needs a good amount of sun.

You can also try to pick some flowers and leaves and place them inside your pillowcase!


Citrus plants will soothe your home with the sweet smells of orange, lemon, and grapefruit.

This plant requires a lot of sunlight, constant watering, and well-drained potting soil.


Most plant lovers don't think of Eucalyptus as an indoor plant, but this easy-growing tree is a lovely decor piece thanks to

beautiful blue-gray foliage.

When you rub it, it releases a distinct pleasant aroma.

Eucalyptus thrives in a bright spot, protected from any hot and cold drafts.

Sweet Bay

Sweet Bay's shiny green leaves have a savory, herbal scent. You can also use them in soups and stews.

Sweet Bay does best with medium to bright light. Keep the potting mix evenly moist in spring and summer; let it dry in the winter.


A favorite for wedding bouquets, Stephanotis is known for its white flowers and a delightful floral fragrance.

Place Stephanotis in a very bright spot protected from drafts. Water and fertilize it regularly in spring and summer; stop feeding it and reduce watering in autumn and winter.

Cuban Oregano

Cuban Oregano is an easy-to-grow plant with a distinct spicy aroma.

You can choose to cook the leaves or just brush them to release their scent.

Cuban oregano does best in a medium to bright spot with protection from drafts. Water it enough to keep the soil evenly moist, and don't let it dry for too long.


Plumeria flowers have a delightful scent and are known to be used in Hawaiian leis.

They appear in a wide range of shades: reds and pinks, yellows and oranges, whites, and mixtures.

Plumeria isn't recommended for beginners.

Give it a warm, very bright spot and protection from drafts. Keep it moist in spring and summer and reduce watering in cold seasons, when it goes dormant.


If sweet flowery fragrances aren’t your thing, the refreshing smell of mint is what you are searching for.

Apple mint, lemon mint, peppermint, and spearmint emit some of the most delicate aromas.

Easy to maintain, your mint plant should be kept in bright filtered, sunlight, as too much direct sun can burn the leaves.

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