A kitchen windowsill can be a fantastic place to grow houseplants, especially if the sill is spacious and faces a sunny south window. I have a number of plants across my deep wooden sill. It is the ideal location for a number of reasons. I have a cat that likes to nibble on plants, and since he does not jump up on counters, the kitchen window is the perfect place to grow a few of my favorites. I have discovered a number of houseplants that grow well in an area with southern exposure. The overhang helps shroud some of the direct sunlight from the south, and my plants are thriving with minimal care.
A South Kitchen Window is a Great Location for an Aloe Plant
One of my favorite houseplants for a kitchen window is the common aloe. Not only does it beautify the south windowsill, but it also serves a valuable purpose. The cool gel inside of the thick foliage is great for soothing burns and softening rough skin. I always keep an aloe plant on hand for beauty treatments, minor burns, chapped skin and more.
No matter the varieties that you select, choose small houseplants for your south facing kitchen window. In time they might outgrow the small space. However, certain varieties tend to adapt to their environment, and they will grow around the tight area.
Strings of Pearls are Amazing Houseplants
Do you want houseplants that are highly unique? Consider strings of pearls. As the first photo shows, they look more like strings of peas than pearls! The succulent is a beautiful work of natural art. I have a blue planter containing strings of pearls in my south kitchen window, and they are growing beautifully. However, it is one of the most interesting houseplants available, and it can be hard to find locally. Call local stores that sell plants before venturing out. Otherwise, save time and shop online. Many houseplants are available on the Internet, and most sites guarantee that they will arrive alive and in great condition.
Consider Growing a Bonsai Ficus Tree in a South Kitchen Window
When people think of a ficus tree they imagine a leafy floor plant. I have a ficus tree in my south kitchen window, but it is miniature in size. When seeking houseplants that grow well in a south kitchen window, look for a bonsai ficus tree. I found mine at Aldi’s food store, and it is growing beautifully in the south facing window. To maintain the miniature size, it requires occasional trimming, but it is otherwise one of the easiest houseplants to grow.
Source: Personal and Professional Kitchen Decorating and Plant Care Experience