Indoor Plants That Are Meant to Be Together
It’s true, plants have chemistry together, too.
As winter settles in, it's time to bring our little green friends inside. But don't sweat it, there's a cool twist to this seasonal swap: the art of pairing plants. Just as old friendships deepen with time, some plants do too. Find soulmates for your houseplants, and light up your living space with beautiful pops of color.
Here are helpful tips for growing these botanical comraderies indoors.
Peace Lily & Pothos
Peace Lily grows up while Pothos trails down – you can’t say opposites don’t attract! Place them in a bright room with indirect light, keep their soil consistently moist, and you’ll grow the happiest botanical besties that ever were.
Snake Plant & ZZ Plant
This twosome can survive on very little water (once every 2-3 weeks) and adapt to almost any environment — they love bright, indirect light but will survive in low light too. How’s that for low-key upkeep?
Jade Plant & Thimble Cactus
These super-low-maintenance beauties are the perfect pair for indoor-gardening newbies or those always on the go. Place them in a bright room with direct sunlight and water once every 3-4 weeks.
Now that you have a handle on which plants are a perfect pair, continue reading to learn which pots they’ll thrive in.
Perfect Pot Pairings
Your indoor plant pairs work best when planted in the right type of container. Take note of which pots your dream duos will thrive in.
- Houseplants –Here’s the secret to selecting houseplant pots: keep it simple. We’re not saying you can’t go wild with a colorful plastic planter or a ceramic container covered in chunky glazes. However, make sure that whatever container you select, it has good drainage.
- Succulents and Cacti – These plants are all about well-draining soil, and terracotta pots absorb excess moisture helping to keep their lives on the dryer side.
5 Tips That’ll Keep Your Plants in Top Shape
You have your Dream Duos chosen and the container selected. Now it’s time to plant and grow your botanical besties! But first, check out some of our tips that’ll keep your potted plants in top shape.
- Tip 1: Use the Right Soil: Different plants have different needs. Choosing the right soil provides the perfect home for their roots to grow strong. For houseplants use: Miracle-Gro® Indoor Potting Mix. For succulents and cacti use: Miracle-Gro® Cactus, Palm & Citrus Potting Mix.
- Tip 2: Light Them Right: Light is key when it comes to growing plants indoors. If your plants like it shady, set them near a north-facing window because it offers less sunlight. And if your duo needs bright, indirect light, place it near an east or west window.
- Tip 3: Get the Temp Right: Most plants don’t like cool or warm drafts, so be sure to keep them away from vents and air conditioners. Consistent temperature is key.
- Tip 4: Be a Water Whisperer: As the season changes, so should your watering habits. Plants typically grow fast during spring and summer which makes them thirsty for more water. But as the days get shorter in fall and winter, they’ll grow slower — requiring less water.
- Tip 5: Don’t Forget to Feed: In addition to great soil, plants need regular helpings of food for superb growth and color. After planting, begin feeding them according to package instructions: Miracle-Gro® Indoor Plant Food for houseplants, and Miracle-Gro® Succulent Plant Food for succulents and cacti.
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