5 Houseplants to Plant With Snake Plants
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5 Houseplants to Plant With Snake Plants

Nothing adds more beauty or comfort to homes and offices than the lush green leaves of house plants. They are not only aesthetically appealing but when combined, certain plants flourish such as the snake plant. 

Companion planting involves growing two or more plants together for insect control, pollination, and nutrient uptake. If two or more plants have similar needs for soil, water, and temperature, they can grow and flourish as companions. 

About Snake Plants

Snake plant
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The snake plant (Dracaena trifasciata) thrives in nearly all light levels, but its favorite spot is an east-facing window that provides bright, indirect morning light for the plant to enjoy! However, only water it when the top couple of inches of soil is dry, and you can check the soil condition by inserting a chopstick into it; if any dirt sticks to the soil — then your plant is in good shape!

Snake plants are pretty forgiving and ideal for beginners and busy plant parents. Although it’s a low-maintenance plant, snake plants require a good, well-draining potting mix to flourish and receive critical nutrients.

Learn about five houseplants to combine with snake plants that can not only save you space but be a sight for the sore eyes!


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Snake plants and pothos plants are good buddies since both acts as air purifiers removing toxins such as formaldehyde — Not to mention they enjoy similar plant care. Like pothos, snake plants can endure a wide range of temperatures as long as it doesn’t dip below 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Both varieties are also drought-tolerant, surviving without water for over 10 days at a time. 

When planting the two together, it’s crucial to have drainage holes as pothos and snake plants are prone to overwatering. Similar to watering, don’t overdo it on fertilizer! Once a month during the growing season will suffice. 

Aloe Plant

Potted aloe vera plant sitting on a table next to a sofa
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Aloe vera is a wonderful plant to combine with snake plants because they’re both succulents! Create a healthy, beneficial environment for yourself by incorporating the healing properties of aloe with the air purification of snake plants! The short stature of the aloe plant (3 feet) pairs nicely with the elongated leaves of the snake plant (over 4 feet).

These plants are ideal for gardeners with brown thumbs as they require minimal care. The soil needs to dry out between watering since overwatering can lead to root rot in these drought tolerant plants.

When housing them together, place them in a bright, sunny spot where they can enjoy the suns rays for at least six to eight hours. These plant buddies can also tolerate low light but keep an eye on your aloe vera — a lack of sunlight will cause this plant to extend towards the sun appearing leggy and weak.

Lastly, use a cactus or succulent potting mix with perlite for healthier growth and proper drainage.  

ZZ Plant

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Snake plants and ZZ plants (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) are good friends that thrive when planted together. Both are hard-to-kill plants and are known for handling neglect, plus they do well with limited room. 

These plants thrive together since they require the same amount of indirect sunlight and are drought-tolerant. So, if you’re a forgetful gardener you might have just discovered a new favorite combo.

The plants require a well-draining soil, such as cactus potting mix, since it is less likely to become oversaturated with water and will help them happy! Ensure the soil has a pH between 6 and 7 for best results. 

Spider Plant

Propagated spider plant babies beginning to grow roots in water
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Spider plants are low-maintenance and attractive plants that are a great addition to any plant collection. They can uplift an entire space with their long, flailing, variegated leaves. Similar to snake plants, spider plants are drought-tolerant and are great at removing toxins from the air.

They don’t require a lot of bright light, so give them a home in indirect sunlight. As snake plants tolerate a wide range of lighting, you can plant them with spider plants without worry.

These gorgeous babies flourish in a soil-based, well-draining potting mix. Spider plants prefer indoor temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit which is a good mix for snake plant (preferred temperature: 65to 85 degrees Fahrenheit). 

Peace Lily

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Peace lilies or Spathiphyllum are beautiful evergreen plants that can thrive in low light. When it comes to giving your plant a drink err on the side of caution as overwatering if one of the main downfalls of peace lilies. Allow their soil to dry out between watering, checking it every two weeks! When given proper watering, these stunning plant blooms. Although their glossy green leaves tend to collect dust; you should use wet paper towels to wipe them.

Peace lilies are one of the best houseplants to bless you with better sleep quality and clean air. Snake plants and peace lilies are good buddies to combine since both of them can aid you with their beneficial properties.

Get Your Houseplant a Friend

Feel free to experiment with companion planting but ensure the plants are compatible when investing them. For instance, combining high-maintenance plants such as roses, orchids, or Venus flytraps with snake plants might not be a good idea.

Snake plants are low-maintenance, and the above companion plants can benefit you in various ways, including fresh air, pest control, pollination, and take-up of nutrients. Moreover, the multiple colors and sizes can beautify your home make be eye-catching arrangements.

Have you planted any houseplants with snake plants? How was your experience? Comment below if you have tips and tricks to help these plants flourish.


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