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These 8 Houseplants Thrive When Planted Together

Much like outdoor companion planting, certain houseplants thrive when planted together. They will require similar growing conditions such as light, water, and nutrients. Not to mention, these stunning combinations add interest and color to any room.

Enjoy beautiful arrangements by pairing these plants together. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to keep them healthy and looking great!

Aloe and Snake Plant

Aloe brevifolia succulent and snake plant in living room
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When it comes to succulents, there are a lot of different options out there. Two popular choices are aloe vera and snake plants as they add greenery and are easy to care for.

Aloe vera is a succulent plant often used for its healing properties, while snake plants are known for their air-purifying qualities. When these two plants are grown together, they create a beneficial environment for your health.

There are a few things to consider when choosing your plants.

  1.  Choose a pot that’s big enough for both plants. Note that the snake plant and aloe can grow quite large, so you’ll need a big enough pot to accommodate both their growth.
  2.  Aloe vera and snake plants prefer well-draining soil. If your pot doesn’t have any drainage holes, drill some yourself.
  3.  After you’ve checked the drainage holes, it’s time to add some soil.

Pro tip: We recommend using a cactus or succulent potting mix with plenty of perlite.

Finally, water your plants well and place them in a bright, sunny spot. Aloe needs lots of light to thrive, whereas the snake plant is flexible in its lighting needs – just not direct light.

Cactus and Succulents

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Don’t be afraid of getting stuck in a prickly situation when you’re planting cacti and succulents together. These plants are quite compatible with one another.

They are drought-tolerant plants that thrive in well-draining soils and enjoy plenty of sunshine. 

Begin by adding a layer of gravel or rocks to the bottom of your pot to help with drainage. Then, add your cactus and succulents, making sure that each plant has enough room to grow. Gently press the plants into the soil so that they’re secure.

Water your new plants carefully; start from the base to avoid getting water on the leaves. Cactus and succulents don’t need a lot of water because they retain so much! Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering.

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance planting project that is sure to add some interest to your home. With a little care, you’ll have a beautiful and unique display that will thrive for years to come.

Peace Lily and Philodendron

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Peace lilies are beautiful plants that thrive in low-light conditions, while philodendrons are known for their ability to purify the air. This pair creates an aesthetically pleasing environment.

Before you plant the two together, it’s important to think of a few things-

  • When choosing peace lilies, look for ones with dark green leaves and white flowers. Avoid any plants that have brown or yellow leaves, as this is a sign of stress. For philodendrons, choose a variety with glossy green leaves – these are typically the healthiest plants.
  • Both of these plants prefer humid conditions, so make sure your pot has good drainage and a nice sunny place to sit. The ideal location should receive indirect sunlight. Because they are tropical plants, they only need water about once a week.

These two companions tolerate some crowding but, it’s best to give them each their own space within the pot. Provide them with enough space to grow.

Fig Ivy and Caladium

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Fig ivy and caladium make a beautiful combo! The fig ivy is a fast-growing vine that can quickly cover a trellis or fence, while the caladium adds color and interest with its large, heart-shaped leaves.

Luckily, they have most of the same care requirements.

To plant fig ivy and caladium in the same pot, start by placing a layer of gravel at the bottom of the pot for drainage. Fill the pot with a well-drained soil mix. Water the plant well and keep it moist, but not soggy. Both these stunning plants prefer a lot of indirect light.

Let’s Get Together

Regardless of your gardening skills, don’t be afraid to mix and match plants to create beautiful displays in your home. Always make sure they are compatible before purchasing.

By following our simple tips, you can have healthy plants that add instant color and personality to any room. Do you have any tips or tricks of your own? Let us know in the comments below!