In this article, we will be discussing the different types of indoor plants that can grow together. There are many benefits to planting indoor plants together so it is important to know which ones work well with each other.
Can You Grow Houseplants Together?
There is a wide variety of houseplants that can live together in one pot or planter. Houseplants have different needs and care requirements so it’s important to understand the environment you’re putting them in before putting indoor plants together.
Many house plants require different conditions to grow and thrive, while some house plants can grow in almost any condition. There are houseplants that do not go well with others, because of the nature of their needs or growth rate. You want houseplants that are going to get along and not harm each other in the house.
Monstera companion plants
Monstera plants are a tropical beauty that even novice houseplant gardeners can grow successfully.
There are some indoor plants you can grow along with Monstera plants.
Some of these tropical indoor plants, such as pothos and philodendrons, will help clean the air as well as brighten your space with their lush green leaves.
Schefflera makes good companion plants for Monstera.
You can grow Schefflera in low light, but they will grow faster and have more leaves if you provide moderate light.
Give them rich, well-drained soil. Increase humidity for these plants by standing the pot on a tray of damp pebbles.
Not all African violets make good companion plants for monsters. Avoid those with hairy leaves because the hairs can irritate your monstera’s sensitive skin.
Look for varieties with hairless, glossy green leaves.
African violets love bright light and humid indoor air, so they make excellent companions for your monstera plant.
Give them a warm, sunny location and moist soil to keep them happy.
Monsteras are greedy plants that can steal all the nutrients from their companions.
Water lightly around the roots of your Boston ferns to prevent too much moisture from reaching your monstera plants.
Put your plants in separate pots if they are growing in the same pot.
The fine texture of asparagus fern makes it an excellent companion plant for monsteras because it will highlight the monstera’s coarse leaves without overpowering them.
This plant tolerates low indoor light but thrives in bright indirect light.
Water asparagus ferns frequently and keeps the soil moist.
Cacti and succulents
Monstera likes the same growing conditions as cacti and succulents. Plant them in fast-draining soil.
These plants are tolerant of low light, but they do best in bright, filtered light to maintain compact, symmetrical growth.
Water them infrequently and allow them to dry out between waterings.
Companion plants for pothos
The Pothos is without doubt one of the best-known and most popular houseplants, not least due to its wonderful glossy green leaves.
There are some plants you can grow together with Pathos plants.
Butterfly Palm is a good companion as it has the same water and light requirements as Pothos plants.
They can be great natural air purifiers and clean the surrounding air of pollutants such as xylene and toluene.
Cactus plants are also perfect companions for this plant. They love the same soil and conditions and they look so nice together in any house or flat.
Peace lilies and dracaenas look nice together with Pothos and bring out the green color of Pathos even more.
They are some of the best natural air purifiers, which is why they’re also great companions.
Aloe Vera plants
Aloe is a helpful companion for Pothos as it helps fertilize them and make their leaves stronger. It has the same light requirements as pothos plants and it’s also another natural air purifier.
Philodendron Selloum is a good companion because it will give off smaller aerial roots to intertwine with Pothos vines.
The Philodendron also grows well in low light conditions and moist soil.
Zamioculcas or ZZ is a great companion for the Pothos plant because it has the same water needs and can survive with little to no sunlight. It prefers slightly more dry conditions than pothos so you should let the topsoil dry a little in between waterings.
Schefflera companion plants
Schefflera plants are not picky about who they grow with. They can also be grown together with other indoor houseplants. The most popular of these are listed here:
This variety of spider plants is one of the best indoor plants to grow with a Schefflera, as they have similar light and water needs. Pick variegated spider plants for this purpose, as their leaves will provide a nice contrast to the leaves of your Schefflera plant.
Similar to spider plants, philodendrons are also extremely tolerant towards Schefflera plants, and they are also pretty to look at.
Snake plants and Schefflera plants make a great team since their care requirements are about the same. They both prefer indirect sunlight and moist soil, although snake plants can survive with less light than Schefflera plants.
Dwarf umbrella tree
This green shrub is a great contrast to the Schefflera plant’s tropical look – especially when there are yellow or red flowers on it.
Dracaena makes great Schefflera companion plants. They both love moist soil, and they do well together in the same pot.
The Ficus bonsai is a popular choice for indoor plants. It does well with the Schefflera plant, as they are both tolerant towards low light conditions.
Peperomia is another great Schefflera companion plant. It’s also one of the most beautiful indoor houseplants that you can grow with your Schefflera.
What is companionship planting?
companion planting is the practice of growing indoor plants together in order to benefit each other.
What are the benefits of companion planting?
Companion planting is used for indoor plants with similar growing conditions, indoor plants with different growth rates, different fertilizer needs, indoor plants that repel pests, plants that attract beneficial insects, and house plants for aesthetic order.
Companion planting can be limited to the agricultural level or it can be specifically for indoor plants. Indoor companion planting can be done to increase yield, decrease pesticide use, and attract beneficial insects that will control indoor plant pests.