Decorative And Good Smelling Houseplants
Houseplants not only soften an interior decor by inviting nature into the home, they also serve as natural air fresheners. Whether the flowers or the leaves of a plant are scented, the fragrance brings a touch of spring into your house in the winter. Fragrant houseplants also provide bright colour and interesting shapes. These are several decorative and good smelling houseplants that you can choose for your house. Arabian jasmine, sometimes called pink jasmine, is actually a member of the olive family. It is an evergreen vine that grows outdoors in warm climates, but works well as a houseplant. Arabian jasmine has dark green leaves and clusters of tiny white flowers that turn pink as they mature, with a sweet delicate scent. It prefers high humidity, warm temperatures and full sunlight.
Most people think of the hyacinth as an outdoor flower, looking forward to its royal blue flowers in the early spring, but the bulbs can also be grown in shallow pots and forced to bloom indoors. As houseplants the bulbs approximately three to four inches deep, an inch or two apart, and set the pot somewhere with temperatures of 1.66 to 12.7 degrees C. It will even work to set them in the refrigerator. After 10 to 12 weeks, remove the pot from the cold location, and water daily. After the bulbs have finished blooming and the foliage dies back, they can be planted outdoors. Buy new bulbs each year.