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Snake plants have quickly become a favorite houseplant. That should come as no surprise considering the vast diversity within the plant family. To get the most out of your snake plants, you can arrange them in any number of ways. The combination of colors, textures, and sizes makes for eye-catching arrangements that won't soon be forgotten.
If you want to make an impressive snake plant arrangement, try out one of the following 9 ideas:
- Succulent garden
- Thriller, filler, spiller combination
- Terra cotta pot arrangement
- Rock-filled planter
- Solo plant
- Trio of snake plants
- Leaf propagation tubes
- Macrame hanging planters
- Planter bookshelf
So, how do you achieve these arrangements? What other plants go well with a snake plant? What are the benefits of a snake plant? When should you repot a snake plant? For the answers to all these questions and more, be sure to keep reading.
9 Snake Plant Arrangement Ideas
Let's look at the details on how to accomplish these arrangements yourself.
A succulent garden is all about color, texture, shape, and size. There are hundreds of varieties of succulents, so you can create very unique succulent gardens. A snake plant stands out amongst other succulent plants with its tall, leathery leaves. These types of gardens are super fun to build and are equally satisfying to watch grow.
Pick out a wide, shallow planter to begin. Then be sure to choose plants with similar light, soil, and fertilizer requirements. Your snake plant will serve as the focal point in the arrangement.
Thriller, Filler, Spiller Combination
The thriller, filler, spiller combination is one of the best ways to create any type of container garden. It utilizes three different types of plants: one that is captivating and stands upright, one that fills in the space in the container, then finally one that spills over the edge of the container.
If you want to make a display like in the photo above, you'll need your choice of snake plant, purple wandering jew, and silver ponyfoot or creeping jenny. You can make this container display as small or as large as you wish.
Terra Cotta Pot Arrangement
Terra cotta pots are the perfect choice for succulents, cacti, and other plants that thrive on drier soils. The walls of the pots absorb some of the moisture, preventing root rot and other water-related damage to the plant. There are now even more styles of terra cotta pots, so there's nothing boring about these clay pots.
Pick out some terra cotta pots in a variety of sizes to create some style diversity in your pot arrangement. Place the plant arrangement on a bench or a shelf to really fashion a focal point in the room. Be sure to use a few different types of snake plants, too.
Rocks are a great way to fill in the top of a planter. Whether it's a long planter full of multiple snake plants or just a single planter, rocks serve as the finishing touch. The texture of the rocks beautifully complements the smooth green features of the snake plant leaves. The rocks also help keep the soil in place.
Never underestimate the look of a single, large snake plant in a room. You can choose a planter and plant stand in nearly any design style you wish, making it very versatile. From boho to modern, there's a plant stand to match your preferences. The single plant will effortlessly enhance the overall look of the room.
Trio Of Snake Plants
Pick out your three favorite snake plant varieties and house them each in their own pot. In design, it's a well-known fact that items look better in threes, or at least in odd numbers. Make the three plants extra special by choosing custom-made clay or ceramic pots. Handmade pots add an extra level of significance to any display.
Leaf Propagation Tubes
Make propagation fun by turning it into a cool display. There are plenty of propagation tubes available for sale, giving you lots of interesting design options. Some hang on the wall while others stand upright in stands. It's especially fun to watch as your plant's roots grow.
Macrame Hanging Planters
You may initially think that macrame hanging planters are designed for cascading plants. You'd be missing out on a beautiful look if you only opt to use these hangers for that one type of plant. Macrame hangers can hold your snake plant upright, looking fantastic.
There are also macrame hanging shelves. This way, you get the intricate look of the macrame with the benefit of having an entire shelf for plants.
A planter bookshelf has lots of room for your favorite potted plants; you can arrange dozens of potted plants on the shelves with ease. These shelves are especially helpful if you have a window that has ideal lighting, as you can place it in front of the window for a guarantee that your plants have great lighting.
Find your favorite snake plant varieties and position them on the shelves. You can even display other trinkets or books on the shelf, too. Style the shelf to your individual preferences.
What Plants Go Well With A Snake Plant?
Lucky for you, many plants go well with a snake plant. Their low-maintenance characteristics make them easy to pair with. One type of plant that goes best with a snake plant is any variety of succulent. Since their needs are similar, they do well together.
To avoid the risk of overwatering, try not to pair your snake plant with a plant that needs frequent watering or constantly moist soil.
What Are The Benefits Of A Snake Plant?
The snake plant has many benefits. Let's look at some of the greatest ones that set them apart from other houseplants:
A snake plant is known for its incredible ability to purify the air and clear toxins from it. The plant has the ability to remove toxins such as carbon dioxide, xylene, benzene, and formaldehyde. It can even convert carbon dioxide into oxygen during the night, making it an excellent plant to keep in the bedroom.
Snake plants practically thrive on neglect. You do not have to water them very frequently. As you become more comfortable with your particular plant's needs, you'll get a better idea of how often to water it. However, as a general rule of thumb, you only need to water your snake plant about every 2-6 weeks.
During its active growing months, you'll need to water it on the more frequent side of the spectrum. Check the soil to see if it's dry before you water it.
Tolerant To Many Light Conditions
You can place snake plants in a wide variety of light conditions. The plant does well in low light conditions all the way to bright indirect light. Whatever you do, keep the plant out of direct sunlight, as that can end up burning its succulent leaves.
With over 70 species of snake plants, it's no wonder that there are so many unique shapes and forms. Sansevieria varieties all feature long leaves and tapered ends. Other than those two features, the varieties can look quite different. Have fun exploring all the options.
When Should You Repot A Snake Plant?
Interestingly enough, you do not need to repot a snake plant very often. Snake plants like to be pot-bound. Depending on the size of your snake plant, you can wait between 2-4 years to repot it. The best way to determine if your plant is ready for repotting is if its roots are starting to reach out of the drainage holes in the pot. So, even though the plant likes to be root-bound, it will reach a point where it needs to be repotted.
You do not want to replant the snake plant in its active growing months. That makes the late winter and early spring months the optimal months to do so. As you pull up the snake plant, make sure you grasp the leaves firmly at the base to avoid tearing any of the leaves.
We hope that after reading this article you feel inspired to create your very own snake plant arrangement! The snake plant is an intriguing yet low-maintenance plant that's sure to liven up your home.
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