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10 Stunning Pink Succulents (and Where to Buy Them)

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!

9. Moonstones

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.

Want more succulent ideas? Check out our articles on:
10 Weird Looking Succulents (and Where to Buy Them)
10 Rare Succulents (and Where to Buy Them)

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10 Pink Indoor House Plants and How To Care For Them

Here is a list of our favourite 10 pink indoor house plants! Sometimes green leaves can get a little boring in your home. Adding some pink leaved plants into your living areas is a good way to brighten up a room and add a splash of colour that lasts all year round.

1. Pink Nerve Plant

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Nerve plants are also known as mosaic plants because of their veiny leaves. They grow to approximately 15 centimetres and like indirect light. Keep your nerve plant moist and add water when the surface begins to dry.

2. Polka Dot Plant

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Polka dot plants have spotted leaves that come in white, pink and red. In their natural habitat, polka dot plants grow to 90 centimetres in height, but tend to be small and compact when grown indoors. Polka dot plants enjoy bright, indirect light. Keep the soil moist in summer and water less during winter.

3. Ruby Rubber Tree

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The Ruby Rubber Plant is one of the many varieties of rubber trees. It sports bright pink leaves that can grow up to 30 centimetres in size. Rubber trees can reach a height of 3 metres indoors and prefer medium to bright light. Water your rubber tree every few weeks as they don’t like getting too dry.

Here is a more extensive article on rubber tree care.

4. Pink Arrowhead Plant

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Arrowhead plants, also known as syngoniums grow upright when small, but develop trailing stems as they reach maturity. You can prune these stems to keep your plant short and compact. Arrowhead plants grow up to 90 centimetres in size and prefer low to medium light. Water your arrowhead plant when the top 3 centimetres of soil are dry.

5. Caladium

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Caladiums have large heart-shaped leaves and a delicate, veiny appearance. They can grow to 90 centimetres in height and 60 centimetres in width. Caladiums thrive in part-shade or filtered light and enjoy moist soil.

6. Cordyline Rubra

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Cordyline thrive in outdoor conditions and are also known as a houseplant. They produce flowers and berries during different seasons. They grow to 90 centimetres in height and enjoy full sun while tolerating part shade. Cordyline need to be watered regularly that they don’t dry out.

7. Calathea

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Calatheas have many interesting markings which make them known as the zebra plant, peacock plant and rattlesnake plant. They are also referred to as prayer plants because their leaves fold up at night.

8. Pink Princess Philodendron

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Pink Princess Philodendrons (Philodendron Erubescens) are loved for their pink variegated leaves. They enjoy bright indirect light indoors and moist, well-drained soil. They become quite a viney plant, so ensure you have a moss pole or stake to prop it up.

9. Moonstones

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Moonstones are one of the rarer succulents and are harder to hunt down. If you do manage to get your hands on one, they can grow up to 2o centimetres in size and like bright to direct light. Water your succulent once the soil has fully dried out.

10. Calathea Ornata

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Calathea Ornatas have lovely striped patterns on their leaves that sport a light pink colour that nicely contrasts the deep green leaf. They like bright light conditions but not direct sunlight and do best when kept moist but not wet.