Top 3 Tips for Creating Mixed Plant Arrangements
One of our favorite ways to make common houseplants look more unique is to mix them. This is a way to add different colors and textures to the same pot. Mixing varieties in the same plant family is commonly done with succulents but are less common among other houseplant families.
The reason it's not commonly done is that if it's not done correctly, it ends up causing one plant to thrive and the others to fail. That is because you have to match the growing conditions of the plants you use. This is a quick guide to get you started creating unique and color plant arrangements.
Top 3 Tips for Creating Plant Arrangements
1. Pick plants with similar needs. Proper plant selection will help make sure that the plants have very similar water and soil needs. This is the most important step in making sure your plants will thrive together. For example, if you want to make a trailing planter pot, consider picking a Monstera adansonii and Marble queen pothos. They have very similar growing requirements and look gorgeous together.
2. Pick a pot that allows room for growth but isn't too big for them. When mixing different plant varieties, you can expect that they will grow in different directions and at different paces. Generally, plants do not like being put in pots that are too big for their needs. When they are in pots that are too large, it becomes more difficult to regulate their moisture levels which can lead to root rot. It is tempting to put different varieties in larger pots but it's just fine to plant them close together.
3. Pick plants that need the same light. This determines where you place the plants in your home, so they need to be happy in the same spot. Most plants within the same families or genus will have the same light requirements so you can use that as a guide.
We hope you start trying your hand at living plant arranging! They are beautiful and unique and add character to your home.
Drop a comment below if you've tried mixing and matching plant varieties! We'd love to hear what plants you chose.