Fragrant House Plants

Perfume every room with beautifully fragrant house plants.

With some indoor plants, you get more than showy blooms. Choose a scented plant, and you'll add a delightful fragrance to any room.

gardenia care, gardenia jasminoides, fragrant house plant, flowering house plantGardenias have long-lasting flowers that are intoxicatingly fragrant.

Florist shops are bursting with fragrant house plants, such as sweetly scented lavender, lilies of the valley and gardenias.


hyacinth flower, forcing hyacinth, fragrant house plantForcing hyacinths brings beautiful blooms before spring arrives.

Hyacinth is among the first to pop up in the spring garden. However, you don't have to wait to enjoy their aromatic flowers. It's easy to force hyacinth bulbs into bloom early and enjoy them midwinter.


Scented geranium, scented pelargonium, fragrant houseplantRose scented geraniums have beautifully fragrant foliage.

Although light-bloomers, no plant can match scented geraniums for beautiful aromas of rose, peach or peppermint. Pot some up for your sunny window or patio and enjoy them all season.


banana shrub, fragrant house plant, magnolia figo, michelia figoBanana shrub has flowers that look like mini magnolia blossoms.

Creamy-yellow cupped blooms of the Banana Shrub make this tropical houseplant worth growing. However, its head-turning beauty is upstaged by a luscious banana-like fragrance.


freesia, fragrant house plantsBeautiful freesias have a sweet fragrance and grow well indoors.

Freesias are warm-natured, growing from corms that can be planted in late summer and autumn for a mid-winter bloom time. Freesia hybrids offer a generous selection of colorful funnel-shaped blooms.


persian violet, exacum affine, fragrant house plantPersian Violet is sweetly scented and makes a charming houseplant.

Persian violet gets its common name from the small, violet-blue flowers. However, it's not a violet at all. It's actually a geranium relative. Give it plenty of bright light and you can expect bouquets of blooms.

Want an easy way to display your indoor plants? Transform a small jungle into an orderly display by grouping them on a plant stand.


Tropical Fragrant House Plants

sharry baby orchid, oncidium, fragrant house plant'Sharry Baby' Oncidium is deliciously scented like chocolate.

'Sharry Baby' is a sweetly scented Oncidium orchidOncidiums are often referred to as "dancing lady" orchids because of the way their shapely blooms move in a breeze. Give these dancing sprays of flowers plenty of light and they'll bloom dependably for you.


pansy orchids, fragrant houseplants, fragrant orchidsMiltoniopsis (Pansy Orchid) has striking features and a sweet fragrance.

Beautiful fragrance, along with its charming "pansy" faces, make pansy orchids delightful to grow. Fortunately, these South American natives are also among the easiest indoor orchids.


plumeria, frangipani, fragrant houseplantBouquets of fragrant flowers grow on the tips of plumeria branches.

Plumeria (shown at right) is an aromatic flowering shrub, covered with flower bouquets all summer through fall. These tropical shrubs are a common sight in Hawaii, where the fragrant plumeria flowers are used to make flower leis. 

Aromatic Herbs

fragrant house plants, rosemary plant


Spice up your kitchen with small pots of rosemary, oregano, basil...choose whichever culinary herbs you like to use.

Imagine snipping fresh herbs right in your kitchen.

Rosemary (shown here) is an easy-to-grow herb. You'll want to trim it often to keep its shape. Put it on a sunny windowsill for the best growth and flavor.

Don't have a sunny spot? Herbs grow well under indoor grow lights, too. 




Fragrant Vines

hoya plant, wax flower, fragrant houseplantThickly leaved vines carry clusters of scented blooms on Hoya plant.

Keep Hoya Plant in a sunlit window and you'll enjoy its sweetly scented flower clusters for months on end. This is one of the most unusual fragrant house plants you can grow indoors.

Vining plants need some support from you to hold up their flowerheads. Put a trellis in the container and tie up the vines as they grow.

These Reusable Plant Ties are the easiest I've found for tying stems to a trellis or other support.


angel trumpet plant, fragrant flowersAngel Trumpet makes a gorgeous container plant for the patio.

You'll probably want to put magnificent Angel Trumpet Plant on your sunny patio for the summer to give it plenty of blooming power. Its intoxicating fragrance is also alluring to butterflies and hummingbirds. 


jasmine flowers, fragrant houseplant, scented flowersTiny jasmine flowers pack a powerful fragrance, enough to fill a room.

Add beautiful fragrance to any room with JasmineTrain this climber on a trellis to display its starry white flowers.


  1. Home
  2. Indoor House Plants