These Pretty Pink Succulents Will Add Some Welcome Color to Your Indoor Garden
Looking to add a burst of color to your garden? Pink succulents are a great option. While there are many different succulents to consider, including everything from entirely pink-hued iterations to those with just a subtle ombré of color along their edges, it's important to ensure you're choosing the one that's best-suited to your unique space. Without the right sunlight conditions, these succulents can lose their coloring. The same could happen if they're overwatered.
"To keep the succulent in its best-colored condition, full sun with hot temperature is essential, as they need to be 'stressed,'" explains Jeanne Ha, owner of Park Florist, a florist with BloomNation. "Make sure they are fully dried between watering, have plenty of growing room in the pot, and most importantly—exposed to the maximum sunlight!" From all-over pinks to smatterings of blush, explore the best rosy-hued succulents to add to your houseplant collection.
Perle Von Nurnberg
Easy to identify thanks to its large rosette of the echeveria, the "Perle Von Nurnberg" is a favorite of Ha's. "Its gray leaves are covered with powder, while the rosette shows the beautiful purplish-pink tint through," she says. "The leaves of the rosette are also so beautifully shaped with their pointy tips." These are drought-tolerant plants, so their leaves, stems, and roots will hold onto water to carry them through any long dry spells.
Mostly blue-gray in color, the Echeveria peacockii is a succulent with a round cluster of pointy leaves with pink edges. "This variety has lots of petals curled in to shape the rosette," explains Ha. They typically only reach up to six inches in diameter, which makes it the perfect succulent for keeping in areas where you have a little more space.
Crassula "Calico Kitten"
If you like smaller and more textured succulents, Ha says crassula (which is also known as Calico kitten) may be a good choice. "The tiny 'blooms' grow along the stems in shapes like little kitten's tongues," she says. "It grows as trails, unlike the majority of [succulents], so you can create a hanging display with it." When they're particularly happy, these succulents may also produce small white flowers
Ceropegia Woodii "String of Hearts"
Another succulent that can be displayed in a hanging basket, the Ceropegia woodii (which is also known as a string of hearts) has beautiful green, white, and pink hues throughout. "[A string of hearts] features heart-shaped foliage with thin, string-like vines that have a distinctive pinkish-purple shade," according to Joyce Mast, horticulturist and Bloomscape's Plant Mom.
Pachyphytum Oviferum "Moonstone"
If you prefer softer shades of pink, you'll love Pachyphytum oviferum (also known as Moonstone). According to Mast, Moonstone features loose rosettes of plump and fleshy leaves that range in color from green to pink and even purple. A well-cared-for Moonstone will even produce pink flowers during the winter and early spring months.
Echeveria Pink Champagne
Echeveria pink champagne is a rare Korean hybrid, which is a cross between Echeveria agavoides "Romeo" and Echeveria laui. This plant features rosettes with an amazing powdery pink coloration that fades into light lime green, according to Mast.
Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies
If you're looking for a dramatic succulent with fleshy, spotted green leaves that are tinged with pink, look no further than Kalanchoe pink butterflies (which is also known as Pink Mother of Millions). "Along the edges of each leaf, this plant produces tiny pink rosettes that look like resting butterflies," explains Mast.