Flowerpower for the windowsill

These are the most beautiful types of flowers & flower pots

Flowers on the windowsill have long been considered a decorative classic and are especially popular with city dwellers. After all, they give that little extra something to any apartment, however bare it may be. However, care should be taken when choosing the right green decoration. Because it is necessary to consider the care requirements and special features of the plants.

Not every plant feels equally comfortable in every place. For one it is too sunny, for another not bright enough or too warm. With our tips and a little know-how, nothing can stand in the way of your green thumb.

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Plants for the south side

Not many plants like the south side, because it is hot and sunny there, especially on summer days. Therefore, plants that like it warm and bright and need enough light to grow should be placed at this window.

The following plants are suitable for the window place on the south side:

  • Cacti
  • Herbs like mint, thyme or rosemary
  • Green lily
  • Succulents
  • Hibiscus
  • Elefant Foot

Both the elephant foot and the cactus are at home in the desert and are used to the heat and direct sunlight. The green lily is also very low maintenance and loves direct sun. Kitchen herbs such as mint, sage, thyme or rosemary also do well in the south-facing window.

Plants for the north side 

“In the north you never see her,” says a well-known german phrase about the sun and its path. Those plants that prefer low light and shade. Undemanding plants include:

  • Fern
  • Monstera
  • Dragon tree
  • Ivy
  • Flamingo flower
  • Philodendron
  • Sword fern

Even on the shady north side, you can add a special touch to your home with the bright flowers of the flamingo flower. You can even do something good for your health with the dragon tree or the sword fern, because they filter the indoor air.

Plants for the east and west side

Windowsills on the east and west sides are bright, but protected from direct sunlight. Plants that like light do particularly well here. These include:

  • Orchids
  • Ufo plant
  • Cyclamen
  • Moss ferns
  • Azaleas

On the east and west sides, colorful flowers that give your home that certain accent feel right at home. They are also great in the bedroom and help improve the indoor climate by absorbing CO2.

Especially orchids are a popular plant for the windowsill. Especially this one:

Phalaenopsis Multiflora Orchid (Pink) 2 Stems in 12cm Pot

Carbeth Plants


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Design of the window sill

There are no limits to the design of your windowsill. For a decorative design, however, you should have an idea or a concept in mind. Here you can create a real eye-catcher by selecting interesting flower pots. But here, too, the following applies: in order to show off each plant and each pot to its best advantage, you should not overdo it.

You can use the one-to-three principle as a guide: So one large plant and three small plants. The space between the plants automatically draws the eye to the pot. So that it doesn’t become too colorful, you can choose pots in identical style or those that are made of the same material or color.
For herbs that are in the kitchen are also suitable small labeled signs for a beautiful and creative mini-garden.

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Practical House Plant Book

Turn your indoors into a green oasis! Learn about 175 house plants and follow step-by-step projects to create an indoor garden.


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The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery

The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery is a source of green inspiration for small-space gardening, featuring a directory of 60 of the most popular varieties of foliage to own.


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