Eight House Plants to grow on a Windowsill

By Manish Choudhary

Nov 27, 2023

The Chinese money plant, also called pancake plant, has round leaves like coins. It's a simple and low-maintenance houseplant that likes moderate sunlight and well-draining soil.

1. Pilea peperomiodes

The 'Polly' plant has cool dark green leaves with white lines. It's a small plant that makes windowsill gardens look tropical. It loves bright light but not direct sunlight.

2. Alocasia x amazonica 'Polly'

Succulents, with their water-storing ability, love windowsills. Easy to care for, they come in various sizes and shapes, perfect for indoor gardens. Just give them well-draining soil and sunlight.

3. Succulents

Cacti are tough and unique, perfect for windowsills. They love sunlight and don't need much water. Their special shapes and textures bring a bit of the desert indoors.

4: Cacti

Swiss cheese vine, also called Monstera obliqua, has special holey leaves and vines. It likes filtered sunlight on windowsills and benefits from a climbing structure. Trim it regularly for a fuller look.

5. Monstera obliqua

Cape Primrose, or Streptocarpus, loves indirect light on windowsills. Keep the soil consistently moist and prune dead flowers for continuous blooms.

6. Streptocarpus

The Venus fly trap, a carnivorous plant, catches insects with special leaves. Ideal for sunny windowsills, it needs high humidity and low-nutrient soil to mimic its natural habitat.

7. Venus Fly Trap

Geraniums, or Pelargoniums, love windowsills. Colorful and fragrant, they thrive in well-drained soil with direct sunlight. Trim regularly for continuous blooms.

8. Pelargoniums

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