Plants with pink foliage add a visually striking element to any garden or indoor space, and if you enjoyed our previous article on black houseplants, you’ll love discovering the wide range of options available for incorporating a touch of pink. From soft, delicate pink fern fronds to bold, vibrant hues on succulents and other foliage plants, there’s a pink beauty for every taste and preference.
So if you’re looking to add a subtle touch of color or even make a statement, these beautiful specimens will offer you that and more, since some of them are also popular for their flowers. In this article, we’ll showcase 19 of the most popular and visually striking pink plant varieties, highlighting their unique appearances and explaining how you can incorporate them into your own garden or home. So sit back, relax, and get ready to fall in love with the world of pink plants!
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1. Chinese Evergreen ‘Prestige’ (Aglaonema ‘Prestige’)
Aglaonema ‘Prestige’ is an attractive cultivar of the Aglaonema plant, known for its variegated foliage with shades of cream, pink, red, and green. It is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and New Guinea, and it is well-suited for use as a houseplant in indoor settings.
The variegation of the leaves will be more pronounced when the plant is grown in stronger lighting, but it is important to avoid placing the plant in direct sunlight, as this can damage the leaves. In addition to providing attractive foliage, Aglaonema ‘Prestige’ is also known for being relatively low-maintenance and easy to care for, making it a popular choice among plant enthusiasts.
2. Pink Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum tenerum ‘Scutum Roseum’)
Pink Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum tenerum ‘Scutum Roseum’) is a beautiful and delicate-looking plant prized for its attractive pink fronds, which are thin and delicate, with a feathery appearance.
Native to Central and South America, this pink fern is generally considered to be a subtropical plant. It prefers moist, well-draining soil and a humid environment, and it is best grown in indirect light or partial shade. It is relatively easy to care for, but it does require regular watering and misting to maintain its healthy appearance. Overall, the Pink Maidenhair Fern is a beautiful and elegant plant that is well-suited for growing in a variety of indoor settings.
3. Pink Forest Flame Nerve Plant (Fittonia albivenis ‘Pink Forest Flame’)
‘Pink Forest Flame’ is a cultivar of Fittonia albivenis known for its striking pink and white leaf veins. The leaves are oval-shaped and typically grow to be about 2-4 inches long. They are arranged in a dense, compact pattern on the plant, which gives it a full, bushy appearance.
In addition to its attractive leaf patterns, Fittonia albivenis ‘Pink Forest Flame’ also produces small, white flowers that bloom in the summer. The flowers are not particularly showy, but they do add a touch of elegance to the plant.
Overall, ‘Pink Forest Flame’ is a beautiful and low-maintenance plant that is well-suited for cultivation in a variety of settings, including homes, offices, and gardens. It is especially well-suited for growing in humid environments and makes a great addition to any indoor jungle.
4. Stromanthe Triostar (Stromanthe sanguinea ‘Triostar’)
Stromanthe Triostar is a tropical plant known for its striking, variegated leaves. The leaves are green with pink, purple, and white splotches and streaks, giving them a unique, colorful appearance. The plant has a compact, upright growth habit and can reach heights of up to 2-3 feet. It has long, slender stems and pointed leaves that are typically 3-6 inches in length.
In addition to its attractive foliage, Stromanthe Triostar may also produce small, pink or white flowers. These flowers are typically inconspicuous and are not the main attraction of the plant. Overall, Stromanthe Triostar is a colorful and eye-catching plant that is well-suited for use as a houseplant or in a tropical garden setting.
Also, check out our article on Stromanthe varieties if you are interested in learning more about these stunning houseplants!
5. Rose Glow Caladium (Caladium ‘Rose Glow’)
Caladium ‘Rose Glow’ is a tropical perennial plant that is known for its medium green leaves with a bright pink center and a frosty white halo. It has a compact, upright growth habit and can reach up to 2 feet tall. This plant is often used in gardens and landscaping to add a pop of color to shady areas.
Caladium plants with pink foliage, such as ‘Pink Beauty’, ‘Pink Symphony’, ‘Pink Cloud’, ‘Pink Lace’, and ‘Pink Passion’, are popular choices for use in gardens and landscaping. These varieties have a range of shades of pink, from pale to deep rose, and are often used as ground covers or in hanging baskets and borders in shady areas. Caladium plants are easy to care for and require minimal maintenance.
6. Pink Splash African Evergreen (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Pink Splash’)
Syngonium podophyllum ‘Pink Splash’ is a cultivar of the Syngonium podophyllum plant, also known as the African evergreen or arrowhead plant. It is an attractive houseplant known for its arrow-shaped leaves that are light green with splashes of pink variegation. The variegation is most prominent in new, young growth and may fade as the leaves mature. It is a slow-growing plant that can reach a height of 2-3 feet when grown in a pot, but it can grow much larger when grown in the ground.
Overall, ‘Pink Splash’ is a low-maintenance plant and is well-suited for growing in a variety of indoor environments. It does well in indirect light and can tolerate low light conditions, although it may not produce as much new growth in these conditions. The plant can also tolerate a wide range of temperatures, as long as it is protected from drafts.
7. Pink Princess (Philodendron erubescens ‘Pink Princess’)
Philodendron erubescens ‘Pink Princess’ is an upright, shrub-like plant with a compact growth habit. It has burgundy stems and deep, glossy, greenish-black foliage. The leaves of Pink Princess are heart-shaped and can grow up to 8 inches long and 5 inches wide. The plant is most prized for its unique pink variegation, which is most pronounced when the plant is grown in bright, indirect light and propagated from the most highly variegated parts.
However, it is possible for the plant to revert to a more solid green color if it experiences stress or undergoes changes in its environment. To understand why this happens, check out our article on variegation and reverse variegation in plants.
8. Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes ‘Pink Brocade’)
The ‘Pink Brocade’ variety of the Hypoestes phyllostachya is characterized by its green leaves with mottled pink spots. The leaves are typically small and oval in shape, with a velvety texture.
In addition to its attractive foliage, the Pink Brocade variety of the Polka Dot Plant is known for its compact, low-growing habit. It can reach a height of about 12 inches (30 cm) and a spread of about 18 inches (45 cm), making it a good choice for smaller gardens or for use as an indoor plant. It produces small, pink or white flowers that are not particularly showy, but add to the overall appeal of the plant.
9. Calathea Dottie (Goeppertia roseopicta)
Goeppertia roseopicta, also known as Calathea Dottie, is a tropical perennial plant native to the rainforests of South America, known for its striking foliage, which is characterized by large, oval-shaped leaves accented with bright pink variegation and lighter purple undersides.
In addition to its attractive leaves, Calathea Dottie may also produce small, purple or white flowers that are borne on thin, upright stalks. These flowers are typically not as showy as the leaves and may be overshadowed by them.
10. Variegated Rubber Tree (Ficus Elastica ‘Ruby’)
Ficus elastica ‘Ruby’ is a cultivar known for its unique, colorful foliage. The leaves of this plant are a deep, rich shade of pink, burgundy or purplish-red and are glossy and oval in shape. They can grow up to 8 inches long and are held on sturdy stems that emerge from the plant’s thick, woody trunk.
The plant has an upright, upright growth habit and can reach heights of up to 10 feet tall and 6 feet wide when grown indoors, which definitely makes this a standout addition to any indoor space.
11. Echeveria ‘Afterglow’
Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ is a cultivar of the Echeveria species, which is a type of succulent plant native to the semi-desert regions of Central and South America. It is known for its rosette-shaped leaves that are typically green in color with pink, orange, or red highlights.
In an indoor setting, Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ can be used as a standalone plant in a small pot or container, or it can be combined with other succulents in a mixed planter. It is also suitable for use in a terrarium or as part of a dish garden.
Overall, Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ is a beautiful and low-maintenance plant that is well-suited for indoor gardening. Its colorful foliage and easy-care nature make it a popular choice among gardeners and plant enthusiasts.
12. Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense)
Graptopetalum paraguayense, commonly known as Ghost Plant or Mother of Pearl Plant, is a small, succulent species with triangular, fleshy leaves that are typically green in color, but can sometimes have a pale, pearlescent hue. As the plant matures, the leaves may develop a light pink or rosy tinge on their surface. These leaves are arranged in a rosette pattern and are attached to thin, delicate stems. In the summer, this succulent produces small, pink or purple flowers that bloom on thin stems above the foliage.
This houseplant is a popular choice for those new to gardening or with busy lifestyles, as it requires minimal care. It is also frequently used in dish gardens or as a small, decorative plant in offices and other indoor spaces. Its delicate leaves and small flowers add charm and interest to any setting.
13. Moonstones (Pachyphytum oviferum)
Moonstone succulents, also known as Pachyphytum oviferum, are small, low-growing succulent plants that are native to Mexico. They are known for their distinctive, powdery blue-gray foliage and round, plump leaves that resemble peas. Moonstone succulents typically grow to be about 6 inches tall and wide, making them perfect for use in small spaces or as part of a larger succulent collection.
In terms of appearance, Moonstone succulents have a unique, ethereal look. The leaves are thick and plump, and they have a matte finish with a slightly powdery texture. The leaves are typically a blue-gray color, although they can range from pale blue to deep purple depending on the amount of sunlight they receive. Moonstone succulents also produce small, pink or purple flowers that resemble small, bell-shaped flowers. These flowers are typically produced in the spring or summer months.
Overall, Moonstone succulents are a beautiful and unique addition to any indoor plant collection. They are easy to care for, require minimal maintenance, and add a touch of whimsy to any space.
14. Echeveria ‘Rainbow’
Echeveria ‘Rainbow’ is a type of succulent plant that is native to Mexico, known for its colorful, rainbow-like leaves that can range in color from shades of pink, red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. The leaves are typically oval-shaped and grow in a rosette pattern on a short stem. The plant produces small, bell-shaped flowers that are typically pink or orange in color.
This succulent can be used to add a touch of color and interest to a desk, windowsill, or any other indoor space. It is also a good choice for those who are new to indoor gardening or who have limited space, as it is small and easy to care for.
15. Fantasy Venice (Tradescantia albiflora ‘Nanouk’)
Fantasy Venice is a cultivar of the Tradescantia species that was developed in the Netherlands in 2012. It is a patented plant, which means that it has been bred and developed through horticultural techniques and is protected by intellectual property laws.
Tradescantia albiflora ‘Nanouk’ is known for its attractive, variegated leaves and showy white flowers. It is a trailing plant that is well-suited for growing in hanging baskets or as a groundcover, and is prized for its low-maintenance and easy-to-care-for nature. It prefers partial to full shade and well-draining soil, and should be watered regularly to keep the soil evenly moist.
16. Calico Kitten (Crassula pellucida ‘Variegata’)
Calico Kitten is a small, low-growing succulent plant that is native to South Africa. It is a cultivar of the species Crassula pellucida, which is known for its small, rounded leaves and compact, branching growth habit.
Calico Kitten is a variegated cultivar, and it has leaves with white and different shades of pinks and creams markings on them. It’s also a popular choice for growing indoors as a houseplant, since it is easy to care for and requires minimal maintenance. It can be placed in a sunny location, such as a windowsill, or in a location with bright, indirect light. It is important to provide the plant with well-draining soil and to allow the soil to dry out between waterings. It is also important to protect the plant from extreme temperatures, as it is sensitive to cold.
Overall, ‘Calico Kitten’ is a beautiful and easy-to-grow plant that is well-suited for growing indoors. Its small size and attractive variegated leaves make it a great choice for adding a spot of color to any room in the house.
17. Pink Earth Stars (Cryptanthus bivittatus ‘Pink Starlight’)
This cultivar is known for its striking, variegated foliage with pink or red highlights and white stripes. It is a small, slow-growing plant that forms a star-like shape and grows horizontally and low to the ground.
Well suited to a sunny windowsill or a brightly lit area, this cultivar prefers well-draining, evenly moist soil and it is often grown as a houseplant for its attractive foliage and easy care requirements.
18. Mars Marble Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima ‘Mars marble’)
‘Mars Marble’ is a cultivar of the poinsettia plant, which is native to Mexico and known for its bright red and green foliage. This cultivar has a unique marbled appearance, with splashes of white and pink on the leaves, and it also produces small yellow flowers, which are surrounded by the colorful foliage.
Overall, the Mars Marble Poinsettia is a visually striking plant that is popular during the holiday season for its festive appearance.
19. Sunrise Succulents (Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata ‘Sunrise’)
Sunrise succulents are small, low-growing plants native to South Africa, and known for their beautiful, variegated foliage, which ranges from shades of hot pink to apple green. The plant also produces small, pink or purple flowers that are typically less than an inch in diameter.
Being slow-growing plants, these succulents are well-suited for cultivation in containers or as a ground cover in a rock garden. They are also known to be relatively easy to care for, requiring minimal watering and thriving in well-draining soil.
Plants with pink leaves are a unique and attractive addition to any garden or indoor space. These plants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and species, each with its own specific care requirements. While some may require a bit more attention and care than other plants, the vibrant pink color of their leaves makes them well worth the effort.