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Will die in a few days: what indoor plants are not allowed to be placed on the windowsill

Cyclamen, Schlumbergera and Amaryllis do not like window sills

Every houseplant needs special growing conditions. And some are not at all suitable for the windowsill, although this is a traditional place for flowerpots in city apartments.

Some plants are not suitable for direct sunlight, while others can be harmed by proximity to heating appliances. OBOZREVATEL tells you which plants are better to keep somewhere else.

Christmas cactus or Schlumbergera

Despite the fact that this plant belongs to the succulents and is native to tropical regions, it does not like direct sunlight and strong heat. The ideal temperature for it is +20 during the day and +15 at night, so a hot radiator is a bad neighbour for the plant. So is a cold draft that can occur if you open a window for ventilation. Place the Schlumberger in a hanging planter next to the window and it will delight you with flowers.

Orchids

These delicate flowers like moist air, so a dry atmosphere around the radiator will not do them any good. Orchids are also afraid of direct sunlight, so it is better to place them on northern windows or hide them behind curtains. Ideally, the temperature in the room where the orchid grows should fluctuate - higher during the day and cooler at night. SchlumbergeraSchlumbergera

Poinsettia

Another Christmas plant that will be uncomfortable on the windowsill. Poinsettia does not like heat and cold drafts and quickly starts to get sick if it is directly exposed to the sun. Place it in the back of the room and admire its luxurious blooms for the winter holidays.

Amaryllis

To make a home lily bloom, some plant lovers cut off its leaves for the winter and hide the flowerpot in a dark and cool place (about 15 degrees). Then in the spring, the Amaryllis, taken out into a warm, well-lit room, puts out new leaves and blooms very beautifully. However, it is better not to keep the Amaryllis in direct sunlight the same way. That is why the windowsill will not be comfortable for it.

Cyclamen

This delicate flower is not intended for growing near heat sources and direct sunlight. The only window sill on which Cyclamen will be comfortable is a north-facing one. In addition, in winter, the plant likes to rest in cool conditions - about 15 degrees.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about the houseplants that will be in trend in 2023.

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