Companion Plants for Succulents not only make them look more beautiful but also add a dimension to your garden and houseplant collection.
Many gardeners are fond of growing other plants with succulents, but requirements like sunlight, watering, and temperature need to match. Here is a list of some exotic Companion Plants for Succulents that require a similar environment.
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Best Succulent Companion Plants
Botanical Name: Lavandula
Since lavender appreciates full sun like succulents, its bold visual and similar needs make it a great companion for succulents.
Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
One of the best companions for succulents, sage produces purple-lavender hued, slender flowers during summer and spring.
Botanical Name: Salvia rosmarinus
The needle-like curved and fragrant leaves of rosemary looks striking when paired with fleshy leaves of succulents. Moreover, the violet-blue flowers add a bit of charm to this distinctive plant fusion.
4. Yarrow / Bhut kesi
Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium
Yarrow showcases the flowers in the wonderful shades of yellow, pink, white, red, and orange. This rhizomatic herb should be grown alongside the succulents, as both plants love full sun.
5. Euphorbia / Danda thor
Botanical Name: Euphorbia cotinifolia
The red-coppery leaves of this drought-tolerant shrub look gorgeous when paired with any green succulent. The plant also displays beautiful cream-toned bracts.
Botanical Name: Cistus
Delicate, green, and aromatic foliage of rockrose wonderfully blend with the fleshy leaves of succulent. The rockrose also produces papery flowers in white, pink, to rosy-purple hues.
7. Blue Mist Spirea
Botanical Name: Caryopteris × clandonensis
The fragrant and purple-blue flower emerging at the tips adds a pop of colors to any place. The blue mist is an amazing companion for succulents, thanks to their similar drought-tolerant nature.
8. Ivy Geranium
Botanical Name: Pelargonium peltatum
Ivy geranium is the best trailing companion for succulents. Its bright green leaves, accompanied by the mesmerizing blooms in the shades of pink, lavender, and red, look spectacular!
9. Barbara Daisy
Botanical Name: Erigeron karvinskianus
Nothing can be as enticing as a daisy with a succulent plant. The papery flower needs a warm climate to bloom profoundly, hence matches the growing requirements of succulents.
10. Indian Blanket Flower
Botanical Name: Gaillardia pulchella
Displaying a wonderful blend of yellow and red, the blanket flower is the perfect backdrop for bright green succulents. The blanket flower appreciates hotter temperature and full sunlight.
11. Wood Iris
Botanical Name: Dietes
The flower lasts for a single morning and grows on the erect and slender stem. Like succulents, it has similar needs in terms of light and water for abundant blooming.