If you want to add a pop of color to your home, these 12 pink houseplants are perfect!
Finding uncommon, rare, and interesting types is something we enjoy even more than houseplants. If you want to add a pop of color to your home, these 12 pink houseplants are perfect! They do, in fact, have pink leaves, believe it or not.
Pink Polka Dot Plant No. 1
Polka Dot Plants are available in a variety of colors, including pink, green, white, and red. We love the pink speckled Polka Dot Plant because it’s easy to care for and can adapt to a variety of light levels, including very shady areas of your home. These are the ideal houseplant for individuals who want a little something unique but don’t want to put in a lot of effort.
Calathea Triostar is number two on the list.
There are so many Calathea kinds that your house will be overrun with them before you know it. There are many Calatheas with intriguing veined and patterned leaves, but our favorite has to be the Calathea Triostar. The Triostar has hues of green, white, and pink on every leaf, with an amazing crimson leaf underside. They stand out in a crowd and are also child and pet safe, so you don’t have to be concerned.
- Moses-in-the-Cradle (Moses-in-the-Cradle)
This slightly rarer houseplant is a fantastic find and requires very little upkeep. It’s an excellent choice for those looking for something a little different but not necessarily a difficult plant. The Moses-in-the-Cradle has two drawbacks: they require higher than average humidity levels (so you’ll need to mist it or buy a humidifier) and they are toxic to humans and pets.
- Coleus Plant in Pink
Look no further than this Coleus variety if you’re looking for a houseplant with bright pink leaves. Coleus plants come in hundreds of varieties, so you may have to search a little to find this bright pink one, but it will be worth it in the end. They do well in shadier areas and are one of the easiest plants to propagate, so you won’t have to worry about gifts for a while!
For more information, see our Coleus care guide.
- Air Plant in Pink (Tillandsia Ionantha)
There are hundreds of different air plants that look similar but have subtle differences, similar to Coleus plants. The Tillandsia Ionantha, which has striking bright pink leaves, is one of several varieties with pink leaf ends. Air Plants, as their name implies, are unlike other houseplants in that they do not require soil to grow. Instead, misting and a bath every now and again suffice to keep it alive.
Caladiums are a species of houseplant that is anything from boring. Caladiums, with their colorful heart-shaped leaves, require high humidity and moist soil. Caladiums are unusual in that they lose the majority of their leaves during the dormant winter season. But don’t worry, they’re still alive. Continue to look after them, and you’ll see plenty of new pink and colorful growth in the spring.
The leaves of the Calathea Ornata have incredible pink stripes (hence the name Pinstripe Calathea). When caring for these incredible plants, the most important thing to remember is that they should not be exposed to harsh direct light. Not only will this cause the leaves to burn, but it will also cause the pink stripes to fade.
Crassula Marginalis is the eighth species in the Crassula genus.
The Crassula Marginalis comes in both a green and a pink variant, making it ideal for plant beginners. The most important thing to remember about this plant is that it is a succulent, which means it will require plenty of sunlight and little water. Overwatering is the leading cause of Crassula Marginalis death, so investing in a moisture meter is a wise investment. The way the plant spills out of the pot and cascades down the sides is beautiful. Oh, and it’s also really simple to propagate!
Philodendron Pink Princess (number 9)
This is the most expensive plant on our list, and it’s also the most difficult to come by. However, if you’re ready to invest the money, the benefits are well worth it. The Philodendron Pink Princess is the queen of all pink houseplants, with brilliant pink splashes. If you’re considering purchasing the Philodendron Pink Princess, you should proceed with caution. The Pink Congo Plant has recently become popular around the world, with the goal of becoming the next “Instagram plant.” The Congo Plant, on the other hand, is a complete rip-off. The leaves are infused with chemicals to turn pink, but they normally return to green after a few months. So, if you’re looking for a beautiful pink plant, make sure it’s a Philodendron Pink Princess.
Pink Nerve Plant No. 10
Nerve Plants, like Polka Dot Plants, come in a variety of colors, the pink variant being the most popular. They’ve gotten increasingly popular in recent years, and we’ve seen them at plant stores all around the world. It’s easy to fall in love with their stunning pink foliage and veined leaves, but keep in mind that these plants aren’t always easy to maintain. Direct sunlight will quickly wilt your plant, and they require adequate humidity to avoid drying out. However, if you can master the care regimen, these plants will be well worth your time.
In our Nerve Plant care guide, you can learn more about how to take care of your plant.
- Chinese Evergreen in Pink
If you frequently kill your houseplants and can’t figure out why, the pink Chinese Evergreen plant is the one for you. They’re so hardy that they’ll survive in any home, which is why we recommend them to plant newbies seeking for something different.
For more more, see our Chinese Evergreen care guide!
Calathea Whitestar, No. 12
Although its name suggests otherwise, the Calathea Whitestar has a bright pink hue to its foliage and is one of our favorite pink houseplants. Some Whitestar plants have very light leaves with a white/green tinge, although the stripes are more typically pink than white. Another fantastic feature of the Calathea Whitestar is that it is an air purifier, which means it will truly help you sleep better. What’s not to like about that?
That concludes our list of the top 12 pink foliage houseplants. There are a variety of plants that are simple to care for and others that are either tough to find or difficult to keep happy. It might get a little dull having only solid green plants in your house, so these are a great way to add some color and have something a little different!