Home decor can involve many things; one of them is decorating the home with plants and other details that you can use to give the house a relaxed and welcoming feel.
One of them is plants, no, not the plants you eat; those are decorative plants that can be grown indoors in water vases.
There are different varieties of plants that you can put on your fridge to decorate it or adorn it. Make your house more homely, relaxing, and welcoming.
Although according to some plant experts, putting your plants on top of the fridge is not healthy because of the heat, most modern fridges do not emit heat, plus some tropical plants may thrive on top of the fridge.
What Are The Best Plants To Put On Top Of the Fridge?
Here is a list of 21 the best plants that you can place on top of your refrigerator.
- Prayer Plant (Maranta)
- Blue Star Fern (Phlebodium Aureum)
- String Of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)
- Bromeliads (Bromeliceae)
- Aloe Vera
- Spider Plants (Chlorophytum cosomum)
- Baby Rubber Plant (peperomia Obsutifolia)
- Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)
- Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)
- The Philodendron
- Monstera Deliciosa
- Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
- Heart Leaf Philodendron (Sweet-Heart Plant)
- Silver Pothos (Scindapsus Pictus)
- Dragon Tree (Dracaena Marginata)
- Chinese Money Plant (Pilia Peperomioides)
- Nerve Plant (Fittonia Abivenis)
- The Areca Palm
The best plants to put on top of the fridge are low-maintenance plants that thrive in places with indirect light and can survive with a bit of water. And can also survive changing temperatures.
Also, plants with vibrant leaves and colors will add some color to the environment and give the kitchen more life and elegance.
Some of the best plants to put on the fridge are listed below.
#1. Prayer Plant (Maranta)
This plant is named after an Italian botanist Bartolomeo Maranta; this plant is native to Brazil and can thrive naturally on top of your fridge.
And while it can be cultivated to produce arrowroot, the species maranta leucaneura, also known as the prayer plant, can be grown as a household plant.
The prayer plant does not require much maintenance and thrives in warm environments. So the top of your fridge is a choice location for the plant.
Make sure you water it at least twice a week to moisten the soil.
#2. Blue Star Fern (Phlebodium Aureum)
This is an elegant, delightful and frilly plant. This plant is native to the rainforests, and it loves moist air warmth, and diffuse light.
This plant will thrive on top of your fridge and add a touch of beauty and elegance to your décor. However, you must keep the soil moist at all times.
So, make sure you water the plants weekly, the plant does not like wet leaves, so water from the sides keeps the water from touching the leaves.
Ensure that there are other plants on top of your fridge as well. Well, I guess the blue star fern loves company.
#3. String Of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)
This flowering plant is one of the best plants to put on your fridge. Also commonly called the collar of hearts, string of hearts, or sweetheart vine.
The ceropegia Woodii spreads quickly and grows long stems with small heart-shaped leaves.
The plant is tender and requires excellent drainage because it does not like much water. As such, you should water it only when dry.
Additionally, you can put it in a small vase and then place it in a basket so that the leaves will hang down to the sides.
The aesthetic effect is usually excellent.
#4. Bromeliads (Bromeliceae)
This is a species of colorful plant whose leaves may take various shapes, from spiky to symmetrical, irregular, flat, and broad.
The plant’s foliage grows in the form of a rosette, and it’s usually pink or gold-colored.
However, the leaves are also variously colored ranging from maroon to shades of green and gold.
This is a beautiful and unique houseplant, and some species have a fragrance like that of clove spice; the plants thrive in partial sunlight, and they love the company of other plants.
So if you want to place bromeliads on top of your fridge, make sure it has other plant friends there with it.
#5. Aloe Vera
Most people use the aloe vera plant for its medicinal gel. However, it is also a beautiful plant that you can use to decorate the top of your fridge.
Its beautiful, vibrant green color gives light to the environment, and its tall, thick leaves can quickly fill up the vase.
Since it’s a desert plant, aloe vera does not need plenty of water, and it will thrive on top of the fridge because of the indirect sunlight and warm air. What’s more?
The plant grows pups which you can move to another case in time and produce more aloe vera baby plants.
#6. Spider Plants (Chlorophytum cosomum)
This plant is one of the commonest houseplants there is. That is because the plant is easy to cultivate.
It is also known as a ribbon plant because of its long narrow leaves and can descend several feet.
Additionally, the plants make tiny leaves that dangle from the mother plants.
Furthermore, keeping the plants on top of your fridge will be easy because they thrive in warm temperatures and prefer indirect sunlight.
If nurtured properly, they can propagate and make little spider plant babies.
#7. Baby Rubber Plant (peperomia Obsutifolia)
This plant is low in maintenance; it’s an excellent option for people who aren’t home a lot and may not have time for an otherwise difficult to maintain the plant.
The baby runner Plant has somewhat large lush green leaves. However, direct sunlight can cause discoloration of the leaves, so minimal sunlight is sufficient.
The plant is excellent for that position because it likes indirect sunlight and warm air; since it is drought tolerant, you may need to water the plants only once or twice a week.
You’ll love this plant, it can tolerate dry air, and it still looks exotic and lush with very little water and maintenance.
#8. Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)
These vibrant, beautiful plants usually grow large pointy fronds resembling banana leaves; these ferns can grow up to five feet tall in their natural habitat.
However, in a vase on your fridge, they will stop growing at two feet tall. The plant thrives in warm spaces and with excellent moisture.
So make sure you water the plants often and limit physical contact with the leaves; otherwise, they will become bruised, dry up, and the plant might die altogether.
#9. Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)
Unlike the name suggests, this plant is a stunning houseplant. This tropical plant can become quite significant with the right conditions and nurture.
The plant loves wide spaces, and if the area is good, it can grow to be a trailing plant.
Since it’s a tropical plant, the warmth on top of the fridge will be perfect for the plant; also, the space means the plant will thrive.
Additionally, the plant loves bright light, so the better if your fridge is in a position with bright natural light.
Finally, moderate watering is best to keep the soil damp, but don’t let the plant’s roots stand in water.
#10. The Philodendron
This plant looks good on top of the refrigerator, its jagged, large leaves make it look exotic, and it is a new trend in interior décor. It’s also an excellent choice for lazy plant lovers.
Additionally, the philodendron is very easy to live with. It is resistant to drought, which means it can flourish easily in a pot on top of the fridge as long as there is enough indirect sunlight.
You only need to water the plants once or twice a week.
#11. Monstera Deliciosa
The monstera’s vibrant graphic-looking green leaves can make your home look like you’re in the great outdoors.
Also, the plant purifies the environment, it’s easy to maintain, and the foliage can grow and become very imposing.
The plant gives an exquisite aesthetic feel, and because it’s a tropical plant, it thrives in warm temperatures with a bit of humidity.
Also, if you grow the climbing variety, it can grow to reach almost two meters tall.
#12. Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
These fun, spiky plants make great houseplants. It is mainly used as an ornamental plant both outdoors and indoors.
However, it is preferred as a houseplant because it thrives with low light and is a shallow maintenance plant. What’s more?
The plant can filter indoor air and convert carbon dioxide into oxygen at night.
Because the snake Plant is so easy to care for, it is mainly recommended for beginners interested in growing indoor plants.
However, during winter, the snake plant can survive with only one light watering per month, and if overwatered, the plant can quickly rot and die.
#13. Heart Leaf Philodendron (Sweet-Heart Plant)
This plant is small, green, and very easy to cultivate. The plant grows slender stems and tiny delicate leaves.
Although usually small, the plant can grow very tall, whether supported as a climbing plant or if left to trail from a basket or vase on top of the fridge.
The sweetheart plant usually prefers bright sunlight, but it can also survive in bright indirect sunlight. Suppose you want to place the plant on top of the fridge.
Grow it in a well-drained pot because it does not like plenty of water. You only need to water it once every two to three weeks, or only water it when the soil is dry and the leaves turn brown.
The plant is low maintenance and great for indoor growing.
#14. Silver Pothos (Scindapsus Pictus)
This pretty little plant is ideal for the indoors because it is a natural air purifier. In addition, its lovely green and white leaves add beauty to the home and are relatively easy to care for.
So, it won’t be difficult to grow it even if you don’t have prior experience with plant cultivation.
Although it thrives in bright light, it can grow well in lower natural light. What’s more?
The top of the fridge will be ideal for the plant because it is not affected by changes in temperature and any sort of light is good enough for it.
#15. Dragon Tree (Dracaena Marginata)
This timeless, tropical indoor plant is renowned for its striking striped leaves that grow out of solid trunks.
The plant’s leaves grow long and wide, and if there is ample space on top of your refrigerator, the plant is up to the task.
It is also an excellent air purifier and requires very little maintenance. You don’t have to water the plant all the time, just make sure the soil is moist, and the plant is kept under filtered light.
Also, the temperature changes in the home won’t affect the plant.
#16. Chinese Money Plant (Pilia Peperomioides)
This compact green plant is easily recognizable by the tiny rounded leaves that grow off delicate short stems.
The plant is hardy and does not require a lot of watering; however, direct sunlight can scorch the plant’s leaves.
So only expose it to indirect light. Also, do not allow the plant to sit in water for too long, making it rot and die. The plant is also easy to care for.
#17. Nerve Plant (Fittonia Abivenis)
The nerve plant is an evergreen perennial grown as a houseplant in more temperate regions.
With its pretty and delicate green and white leaves or green and red leaves, it adds beauty to the environment.
The nerve plant is a hardy plant that does not require much water, and in arid places, it can grow as ground cover. But if it goes without water for too long, the plant may faint.
However, a quick watering can bring it back to life. Additionally, the nerve plant does not thrive under direct sunlight, making it even better for indoor cultivation.
This Central American plant has green leaves streaked with white or yellow and shaped like arrows. It is a beautiful decorative plant, and it’s straightforward to care for.
The plant thrives well with high humidity and good light, but not direct sunlight. If the plant is exposed to direct sunlight, it may either.
Water regularly during spring and summer, but only water once or twice a month once it’s winter. As a result, the plant adds a jungle note to the home and is relatively easy to care for.
#19. The Areca Palm
This graceful indoor palm brings elegance and finesse to every room it’s placed in; several stems grow to form the base of the palm to produce arching fronds closely resembling bamboo.
The areca is also the best plant to purify your indoor air. It increases oxygen in the air and reduces harmful contents in the room.
Additionally, it is pretty easy to care for the areca. In spring and summer, you need to water the plant sufficiently to keep the soil moist, and in winter, water more sparingly.
Also, fertilize the palm in spring to keep it healthy.
This indoor plant is also known as the dumb cane; the plant has a straight stem.
Alternate and straightforward leaves with yellow dots. This makes the plant an attractive indoor plant; its shade tolerance makes the plant a perfect indoor plant.
It is also recommended for beginners who aren’t very good at gardening. The plant is robust and very easy to care for.
It can thrive under moderate shades, and you should water the plant about twice a week. It needs to have moisture, but the soil needs to be loose and well aerated.
The aglaonema is a spectacular plant; you can find it in different varieties with colors ranging from green to pink and yellow.
They have been cultivated as ornamental plants for a year in Asia, where they are believed to be able to bring luck.
They are popular houseplants, and they thrive in low-light conditions.
However, they are intolerant of cold weather, and in extreme conditions, they can develop dark greasy patches on the leaves.
However, you should water the plant regularly and patiently. It’s a slow grower.
A fridge is an excellent place for indoor ornamental plants, with indirect light and humid air. Also, it is not a place where you can put dishes or photographs or frames. That’s where plants come in.
Plants fill up the space without requiring a lot of maintenance. You need to dust the fridge regularly, water the plants, and occasionally change the soil.
However, not all plants will thrive on top of the refrigerator. So the plants mentioned above are your best bet.