The best fragrances: which indoor flowers have the most pleasant scent

Alina MilsentLife
Fragrant indoor plants

Indoor plants create a special atmosphere in the house. They not only aesthetically enhance the space, but also purify the air from harmful toxins, and sometimes even help to normalize the humidity level in the room.

It's time to replace your artificial air fresheners with a fresh, natural scent. Experts have told us what scented flowers to plant in pots to make your home smell good.

Gardenia (Gardenia Jasminoides)

The first beauty to make it to the list of the most fragrant indoor plants was the exquisite gardenia. Gardenia is a rather whimsical plant that requires special care and regular watering. If you create the right healthy conditions for the gardenia, it will reward you with delicate flowering, and your home will always have a pleasant sweet floral scent. The gardenia should receive at least four hours of direct sunlight every day. Make sure that a high level of humidity is maintained around the gardenia.

Citrus tree

Citrus trees have exquisitely fragrant blossoms. It is one of the best fragrant houseplants. It is better to choose a dwarf variety, such as calamondin. It needs a lot of sun, so it will need additional lighting in winter.


Jasmine has a special rich aroma. This plant is not very whimsical, but it is important to observe the correct moisture regime. Jasmine needs at least 6 hours of sunlight daily, so it will need an additional light source in winter.


Some orchids offer more than just exotic beauty and long-lasting flowering. Although not all species have a pleasant scent, some are definitely on the list of the best fragrant houseplants. For example, the Oncidium Sharry Baby orchid has a slightly chocolatey smell. Other varieties of orchids, such as Twinkle and Hawaiian Sunset, have a delicate scent. It is better to buy an orchid when it is in bloom so that you can smell it, as orchids often have little or no scent. The aroma is best released in a humid environment, but you should be careful with watering so as not to harm the plant.

Scented geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens)

Geranium is often used in aromatherapy as a remedy for stress and tension. This unpretentious and easy-to-care-for plant requires almost no fertilization.

Narcissus (Narcissus Papyraceus)

Daffodils are among the easiest plants to grow. Even beginners can cope with the task. Florists say that the white bulb does not even need soil to grow. Simply place the bulb in the neck of a vase, holding it above water, and about six weeks after planting, flowers will begin to appear.

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)

Lavender is one of the most useful and fragrant plants. Its smell is so strong that it can even repel harmful insects. The lavender essential oil has therapeutic value. French lavender can be grown as a houseplant that will bloom continuously if you place the pot on a well-lit windowsill.


Last but not least, stephanotis is on our list of the best and most fragrant houseplants. Stephanotis, also known as a wedding wreath, has small flowers that emit a delicate, pleasant scent when they bloom. The plant just needs sunlight and a moderate amount of water, which makes it incredibly easy to grow.

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