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6 Fragrant Houseplants That Will Make Your Home Smell Incredible

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Houseplant experts give their top picks for easy-to-grow houseplants that will make the inside of your home smell divine year-round.

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Chocolate Mint

Mint is easy to grow outside, but they can also thrive indoors. Put your mint on a sunny sill and water it when the soil is dry to touch. 

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The queen of scented plants. Gardenias need six to eight hours of bright, indirect sunlight to thrive and humid rooms between 55 and 75 degrees.

French Lavender

Bring some of that savory, calming je ne sais quoi of Provençal lavender to your home. It adores sun, so put it in a south-facing window.

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Paperwhite Narcissus

Pro tip if you want the musky scent of these to stay around: Pot your indoor paperwhite bulbs at two-week intervals for a continuous bloom. 

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Sharry Baby Orchid 

This burgundy and white orchid has an intoxicating scent tinged with sweet chocolate notes. To keep it happy, put it in an orchid pot. 

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Variegated Hoya Macrophylla

These bloom with the most exotic scent. To up the chances of seeing a flower, put it in a terracotta pot with well-draining soil.