Do you have a green thumb? Even if you don’t, you can still enjoy beautiful arrangements in your home by pairing plants together. Certain houseplants thrive when planted with each other, adding an instant pop of color to any room.
Check out these eight plants that are perfect for combinations and companionship. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to keep them healthy and looking great! So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Aloe and Snake Plant
When it comes to succulents, there are a lot of different options out there. But, two of the most popular choices are aloe vera and snake plants. Both add greenery to your home 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. Although, there are things to remember when choosing your plants.
First, 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.
Second, aloe vera and snake plants prefer well-draining soil. If your pot doesn’t have any drainage holes, drill some yourself.
Third, after you’ve checked the drainage holes, it’s time to add some soil. As we mentioned before, both aloe and snake plants prefer well-draining soil. So, 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.
Peace Lily and Philodendron
Peace lilies are beautiful plants that thrive in low-light conditions, while philodendrons are known for their ability to purify the air. This pair create an aesthetically pleasing environment.
Before you plant the two together, it’s important to think of a few things while gathering your peace lily and philodendron.
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. Now, you can grab your pot and start the planting process.
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.
It’s know that 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.
Cactus and Succulents
When it comes to planting cactus and succulents together, there’s no need to be afraid of getting stuck with a prickly situation. These plants are quite compatible with one another.
Cacti and succulents are both drought-tolerant plants that thrive in well-draining soils. They enjoy plenty of sunshine so, when it comes to growing these two types of plants together, provide them with the right conditions. Start with the soil!
Begin by adding a layer of gravel or rocks to the bottom of your pot. It will 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 so you don’t run into a future problem.
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance planting project that is sure to add some interest to your home, consider pairing cactus and succulents together. With a little care, you’ll have a beautiful and unique display that will thrive for years to come.
Fig Ivy and Caladium
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 in 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.
Whether you’re an experienced gardener with a green thumb or a complete newbie, 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!