These plants should never be placed on the windowsill as ornaments, because they would die in a few days.


In most Italian homes there are plants and flowers that embellish the interiors. We tend to prefer some variety with beautiful colored flowers, which can last throughout the year and ensure a perfect glance. However, it would be better to always follow the advice of nurserymen because some plants like certain locations in the home. These, for example, should never be placed on the windowsill at home so as not to cause them to die immediately.

Plants that should never be placed on the windowsill

Having plants in your home is certainly an excellent way to embellish spaces, give a harmonious touch given by nature and bring serenity. The windowsill seems to have been placed in front of the window specifically to place some plants on it.

Plants on the windowsill

However, there are some varieties that absolutely cannot be placed in that space , because direct light could burn their leaves and make growth difficult. Not only that, some of these prefer little light and constant humidity: placing them on the windowsill would only make them die immediately.

What are these plants that should never be placed on the windowsill ?

  • Orchid

It is a plant with beautiful flowers that should never be placed on the windowsill, because it needs continuous humidity. Not only that, the direct light coming from the window could burn it and cause it to die within a few hours. If the window is also exposed to the South it will be necessary to fix a curtain so that the sun’s rays do not hit it directly.


Please remember that the internal temperature must never exceed 24°C so as to have it beautiful and healthy all year round.

  • Christmas cactus

A very particular plant that loves light but not direct sunlight. It must also remain away from any type of heat source, with an internal temperature no higher than 21°C during the day and no higher than 18°C ​​at night.

Christmas cactus

It is possible to place it near the window but never on the windowsill, however protected from air currents which are harmful to this type of plant.

  • Christmas stars

A purely winter plant and typical of the Christmas holidays, it becomes an excellent symbol and gift to wish positivity and prosperity . There are some rules that must be followed in order for it to live all year round, such as keeping it away from the windowsill where a heated radiator is placed underneath.

Christmas Star

Furthermore, air currents can be harmful, as can a temperature above 21°C.

  • Cyclamen

Cyclamen is a beautiful and colorful plant that hates heat and direct light. For this reason the windowsill is not exactly the ideal place in winter and summer.

The location in the entrance is excellent with a ventilated temperature of 16°C . Are there no spaces for her? Opt for the windowsill with a window located to the north and the cyclamen will thank you.
  • Amaryllis

This is a plant that requires light but not direct light , and it also cannot tolerate heat sources which can dry it out after a few hours.


That’s not all, this plant is recommended for those with a green thumb because it must be moved depending on the environment and also the climate with temperatures that must never exceed 26°C.