Hobby gardener tip: Some plants should definitely not be on the windowsill in winter
Created: 11/30/2022, 12:34 p.m
By: Vivian Werg
Plants on the windowsill beautify the room.
But the space is not suitable for all indoor plants.
What to look out for.
Kassel – Indoor plants are often intuitively placed on the windowsill because they usually get a lot of light there.
Unfortunately, the window sill is not always the ideal place.
Because: The plants are in the light, but in winter they are also above the heating.
And that is anything but beneficial for many plants.
Many popular indoor plants are plants that originally come from tropical regions and therefore like it warm and, above all, humid.
The direct proximity to the heating does not suit them.
, the following plants should not be on the windowsill in winter:
They need high humidity.
If this is guaranteed, they may stand above the heater.
On the other hand, the kitchen or bathroom would be better: Here, the steam from the saucepan and shower moistens the leaves.
This loves a bright, sunny place - but not directly above the turned on heating.
Because when the temperatures are too high, the poinsettia gets yellow leaves.
The knight star needs warmth to develop its beautiful flower buds.
In the growth phase, the space above the heater is well suited.
When it blooms, however, a new place should be found.
It likes it cool and light, but no direct midday sun.
Therefore, the place on the windowsill above the heater is not suitable.
A light, cool and airy place is ideal.
It's too warm over the heater.
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Conditions above the heater are far from ideal for many plants.
The dry heating air could cause the following consequences:
pests such as spider mites.
These thrive and multiply particularly well in dry heating air.
Many plants cannot tolerate temperature fluctuations caused by heating cycles.
Most plants don't like warm roots.
Some plants are sensitive to cold drafts.
The windowsill is not always the ideal place for indoor plants.
Because: The plants are in the light, but in winter they are also above the heating (symbol image) © Stefan Sauer/ dpa
Plants above the heater: These indoor plants are the right ones for the windowsill
Other indoor plants, on the other hand, are very happy with the space above the heater.
According to Öko-Test
, you can put the following plants on the windowsill without hesitation:
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Bow Hemp (Sanseviera)
Lucky Feather (Zamioculcas)
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Ray's Aralia (Schefflera)
If you don't want to do without your beloved poinsettia, cyclamen or orchids and still want to place them on the windowsill above the heater, you should avoid drafts and ensure sufficient humidity
(70 to 80 percent) worry.
A spot above the heater can work if you take proper care of the plants.
Some indoor plants are particularly easy to care for and are also suitable for those without a green thumb.