What does your window-sill signal?

While our eyes are said to be the mirror of your soul, a window-sill is a visual business card and our face to the world - and a signal value not to be underestimated.

Window-sills reveal much about the residents and when you look at window-sills from the outside, you can read the personal tastes and styles of the residents from the plants that decorate their window-sills. A creative, innovative person may typically search for alternative, different houseplants that are available in numerous numbers such as for example plants in the cactus family.

Romance on the window-sill
If, on the other hand, you are a romantic type, you will probably choose plants with a somewhat nostalgic expression such as for example begonias, hortensias or roses. If the interior design is modern and more minimalist, orchids will be the perfect choice. The sculptural shape of the orchid adds edge and personality to the window-sill.

Green plants radiate functionality as many of them, such as Sansevieria, are able not only to serve as "living" curtains but also to spice up window-sills. In general, younger consumers are more likely to integrate plants and other décor into their window-sills that match the rest of their home interior design.

North, South, East and West
Apart from signalling type, plants on window-sills can tell you what corner of the world the window is facing, because plants thrive at different light incidences and temperatures.

The north window is dark but the amount of light finding its way is sufficient to give the right plants a healthy and green look. South windows are ideal for plants that live on light, but remember that temperatures may be tropical in the summer; therefore, choose plants that tolerate very hot conditions or make sure that shady conditions are available.

Many plants thrive in windows facing east or west because at some point of the day, the sun will shine directly on them.

Suggestions for plants suited for the four corners of the world:
North:

Dracaena (Madagascar dragon tree)
Asplenium (Bird′s nest fern)
Dieffenbachia (Dumb cane)
Peperomia

South:
Euphorbia  (Bottle cactus)
Hydrangea (Hortensia)
Kalanchoe
Sansevieria

East/West:
Begonia
Rhipsalidopsis (Easter cactus)
Phalaenopsis (Orchid)
Primula

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