Pink succulents are a stunning way to mix up your indoor or outdoor foliage by adding a splash of colour to your garden. Here are our picks.
1. Echeveria Afterglow
Firstly, the Echeveria Afterglow is a rosette succulent that sports a powdery pink and purple leaves with neon pink edges. They grow to approximately 12 to 16 inches when they reach maturity. During the blooming season, they produce deep-red flowers from the lower leaves.
2. Echeveria Subsessilis
The Echeveria Subsessilis is another rosette succulent which in comparison to the Afterglow is much smaller, growing up to 6 inches in diameter. In particular, they have a pale green colour and light, pastel pink border around each leaf edge. Echeveria Subsessilis produce long-lasting pink and orange flowers which grow on stalks up to 10 inches in length during the summer.
3. Calico Kitten Crassula
Similarly to the Variegated String of Hearts, Calico Kitten has small heart-shaped leaves and long trailing branches with shades of pink, cream and green. As a result, they would look great in a hanging basket, vertical wall planter or planted on the edges of a path. During late spring to early summer, they bloom shades of rose, yellow and green.
4. California Sunset
The California Sunset is a succulent that has rose coloured leaves that form small rosettes. The colour of the California Sunset intensifies during drought and cool winter temperature conditions. During spring and summer, this succulent will produce white- star-shaped flowers.
5. Dragon’s Blood Sedum
Dragon’s Blood Sedum produces hot pink flowers in summer, with its leaves transitioning to green in warmer weather. However, during cooler temperatures, the leaves will be a vibrant wine red colour. Together with most sedums, the Dragon’s Blood Sedum spreads and can become a beautiful ground cover. Besides that, it can also be easily propagated from cuttings.
6. Broadleaf Stonecrop
The Broadleaf Stonecrop is a mat-forming succulent that is native to California and found on rocky cliffs and shady banks. It has small flat rosettes made from spoon-shaped leaves. During spring and early summer, the Broadleaf Stonecrop will produce bright yellow star-shaped flowers. These succulents are perfect for rock gardens, pots and are very drought tolerant.
7. Kalanchoe Flapjacks
Also known as the Paddle Plant, Flapjacks are broad flat leafed succulents that stack. During cooler temperatures in winter or in full sun, the leaves will form a deep red colour. When maturity is reached, Flapjacks can grow up to 2.5 feet in height and will produce fragrant yellow flowers.
8. Variegated String of Hearts
Variegated String of Hearts are a stunning plant that has a different look to their common counterpart. Instead of dark rich green leaves, the variegated String of Hearts has pale green leaves with pastel pink edges. The stems are purple and trail down like a string of beautiful heart shaped leaves. The variegated string of hearts is hard to track down because of its high demand, making it a rare succulent. Buy it while you can!
Moonstones are another rare succulent because of their wonderful plump pebble-shaped pink leaves which give them a cute and chubby appearance. During the winter and early spring, moonstones will produce dark pink bell-shaped flowers. Be careful as moonstones are delicate succulents and need protection from the elements.
10. Graptoveria Fred Ives
Fred Ives grow to an impressive 1 foot in diameter and have long pink leaves that have gradients of purple and salmon orange in them. During the summer, the Fred Ives will produce pale yellow flowers with red-orange centres.
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