one Monstera and Anthurium Clarinervium

A good combination for the living room is voluminous anthurium clarinervium and monstera. The latter is usually placed in a floor pot next to a sofa or closet so that a large plant echoes their size. A more compact anthurium is placed on shelves, a rack or a coffee table. These plants are successfully combined with each other due to similar elongated leaves of a rich dark green hue.

How to care

Both monstera and anthurium love diffused sunlight, so they take root well away from the window. At the same time, make sure that they are not completely in the shade due to large furniture nearby. Moisten the soil as it dries and spray the leaves regularly with a spray bottle, especially during the heating season.

2 Begonia spotted and scindapsus neon

Another interesting combination for the interior is indoor plants with different shades and patterns of leaves. For example, you can put a dark green spotted begonia with large white patches and a bright neon scindapsus next to it. Such a contrast will attract attention, and the green corner will become an accent in the room.

How to care

Begonias like partial shade, so don’t leave them on a window in direct sunlight. Also make sure there is no hot battery nearby and ventilate the room regularly. Both plants love moist air, so do not forget about spraying. So that the roots do not rot, watering should be carried out only when at least a third of the soil on top has had time to dry.

3 Elephant ear and monstera decoy mask

Elephant ear, or taro, is a hardy tropical plant with tall stems and large textured foliage. Next to it, it will be interesting to look at a flower with complex carved leaves: for example, the Monstera variety «Monkey Mask». To enhance the contrast, hang the vine from the ceiling, and place the taro on the floor.

How to care

Elephant’s ear loves sunlight, so do not move it further than 1.5-2 meters from the window. Water abundantly as the soil dries out and generously moisten the leaves with a spray bottle. Monstera, on the contrary, can be hung in partial shade, since it does not need direct sunlight.

four Zamioculcas and Stephania

In order for the plants to visually complement each other, you can place ampelous and upward-looking species next to each other: for example, zamiokulkas and stephania. The latter will look good on bookshelves or hanging from the ceiling in a hanging planter. And zamiokulkas can be placed on a small stool, as it is not large enough and noticeable enough to just stand in a floor pot and not “get lost” in the room.

How to care

Zamioculcas does not like overdried or overfilled soil, but it feels great in dry air, so do not be afraid of being close to the battery. Stefania liana, on the contrary, will need to be sprayed periodically. Also remember that ampelous plants need small pots — in large ones they slow down growth.

5 Stromanta and aglaonema

Plants with large leaves with colored veins look spectacular next to them. For example, in aglaonema and stromanthus, they have a pinkish tint. Therefore, choose pots for them in the same color or place them next to a pink sofa to brighten up the unusual coloring.

How to care

Both plants definitely need diffused light — in direct sunlight they will begin to lose pink pigment. Do not forget about regular watering and moistening of the leaves, as well as periodic top dressing.