One of the things I love most about my houseplants is not just the health benefits they provide, and the joy and satisfaction I receive from taking care of them, but also the beauty they bring to my house. While I love the green aesthetic, I like to have a little variety in my collection.
And there’s TONS of variety when it comes to plants; white, pink, purple, red, black, polka dot, striped, marbled, holey, you name it!
There’s too many pretty plants to organize into one post, so for this one, I stuck with the pink beauties in the bunch.
Read on for a list of 10 of the prettiest pink plants for your home decor!
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Hypoestes Phyllostachya, Polka Dot Plant
These plants LOVE humidity and water. Don’t ever let the soil dry out all the way. Keep in a well-lit area, but don’t allow the foliage to be exposed to too bright of light. Bright, direct light will fade the foliage, and not enough light will do the same thing. Perfect plants for a wet terrarium.
Aglaonema, Chinese Evergreen
Aglaonema are well known for being easy to take care of. They require moderate watering; just water when the top couple inches of soil are dry. Keep them in medium to to low indirect light, and in a warm environment with light humidity. However, this plant can acclimate to a less-than-desirable environment if need be. Perfect for beginners!
Stromanthe Sanguinea, Tricolor Prayer Plant
The Prayer Plant is a little bit more difficult to grow, with precise growing needs. This plant is native to a rain forest, so heavy to moderate humidity is a must. You could keep it in your bathroom, by a humidifier, or keep a tray of pebbles and water underneath and mist a few times a day. NEVER let this plant dry out. While watering, only let the top inch or so of soil dry out before watering again. Keep the soil moist, but well drained. This plant prefers bright light, but can burn very easily, so never let it get direct sunlight.
Anacampseros Telephiastrum Variegata, Sunrise Succulent
Care for this succulent is typical for most other succulents. It’s prone to root rot, so make sure it’s potted in well-draining cacti/succulent mix (this one is my favorite). Water sparingly, only when the soil is totally dry and only a couple tablespoons at a time. Try not to let the water drain out of the bottom of the pot; target the roots when you water. If it does drain out of the bottom, discard the extra water. Don’t let this succulent get bright, direct light. Keep in a shady area of the house that still gets a little bit of indirect light.
Fittonia Albivenis, Pink Nerve Plant
This veined beauty is fairly easy to take care of. Water when the top inch of soil is dry, and don’t allow the soil to get soggy. It prefers humidity, so keep a tray of pebbles and water under the plant and mist gently a few times a week. Keep in indirect bright to medium light.
Sedum Spurium Tricolor, Two-row Stonecrop
This succulent is much like most others… Keep in bright indirect light; the brighter the light, the brighter the leaves. Make sure you allow the soil to dry out completely between watering, and when you water, give the soil a good soak and allow to drain completely.
Philodendron Erubescens, Pink Princess
Philodendron Pink Princess is probably one of my favorite pink plants. As it matures, its foliage goes from bright green with a few freckles to dark green, almost black with bright pink variegation. If you’re lucky, you might get a new leaf that’s entirely pink! Watering these guys is simple; water when the first inch of soil becomes dry, and give it enough until just a little bit goes into the drainage pan. These plants can’t tolerate direct sunlight, but they need lots of bright indirect light to produce colorful foliage. Philodendron are vines, so the styling versatility is too real! Different shaped trellises, hanging in macrame, pruned to one side and put on a mantle or bookshelf, pruned and propagated… You decide!
Variegated Ficus Elastica, Rubber Plant
The Rubber Plant is most definitely a tree, so I would recommend re-potting it every 2-3 years, as it grows very quickly. Water when the top soil becomes dry, and do not over water. Its leaves will burn in direct lighting, but won’t thrive in the dark, so keep somewhere brightly lit, but with no direct sun exposure.
Hoya Carnosa Tricolor, Krimson Queen
Hoyas require succulent-like care, even though they are not technically succulents. To start with, they prefer to be pot bound, so pot upgrades are probably not necessary. When you first get your hoya, plant it in a cactus/succulent mix or something that is very airy and well-draining. Allow the soil to dry out completely before watering, and when you water, drench the soil and let it fully drain out into the drainage pan. Be sure to discard of the extra water! Try not to let the leaves get too much direct sun. They do need bright light, though, and will flower if it’s happy with where it’s at. To keep your hoya blooming, the key tips are keeping it pot bound, keeping it in bright light, and NOT cutting off the flowers! Happy blooming!
Tradescantia Tricolor, Inch Plant
Tradescantia will die easily if not given the right care. Make sure it is in a warm, humid environment with lots of bright indirect light. Providing a pebble tray filled with water, or placing the plant by a humidifier will be necessary. This plant will lose it’s beautiful pink variegation if it doesn’t receive enough sunlight, but will burn if it receives too much, so finding the perfect spot for it is tricky, but imperative. It’s also easily susceptible to root rot, so well-draining soil and an adequate pot are needed. Water when you feel the first top inch or two of soil dry out, and drench the soil thoroughly. Allow it to soak for a little bit, then discard of the extra water in the drainage pan.
Thank you for reading! If you buy any of these plants for yourself, I would love to see! Tag me in a picture on Twitter (currently working on my Instagram). If you have any questions or comments, feel free to shoot me a DM!
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