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Find Out Why These 21 Pink House Plants are Taking the Internet by Storm!

Vogue suggests that green is the new millennial pink. We love both and their interplay, so here’s a list of 21 pink and green houseplants to inspire you.

Colors can affect your mood and sense of well-being; Green is the color of nature and money, and pink is associated with kindness, playfulness and unconditional love. By cleverly combining these pink houseplants with other elements in your space, you can set the scene for playful tranquility.

Whether it is flowers in rich pink-magenta hues on a background of emerald green leaves or pink leaves offset against a burnt orange background, my list will add vibrant fun to any room. It’s your creative genius made possible by adding inexpensive pink plants.

Choosing Your Pink House Plant

#Pink PlantBotanical Name
1Bronze Pink Copper PlantAcalypha wilkesiana
2Cupids BowAchimenes
3Pink VineAntigonon leptopus 
4Rex Begonias’ “Little Brother Montgomery”Begonia
5Pink-Leaved CaladiumsCaladium bicolor
6Rose Painted CalatheaCalathea picturata ‘Roxana’
7Pink Chaos ColeusColeus scutellarioides ‘Pink Chaos’
8Pink Cabbage TreeCordyline australis ‘Red Star’
9Pink-leaved Ti PlantCordyline fruticosa
10Calico Kitten PlantCrassula ovata ‘Variegata’
11Pink Nerve Plant (Fittonia)Fittonia albivenis ‘Pink Angel’
12Pink JadeFuchsia ‘Pink Jade’
13Pink Polka Dot PlantHypoestes phyllostachya
14Kalanchoe Pink Paddle PlantKalanchoe thyrsiflora
15Pink MoonstonePachyphytum oviferum
16Blushing PhilodendronPhilodendron Pink Princess
17Pink CongoPhilodendron ‘Rojo Congo’
18Pink Jelly BeansSedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’
19Pink Arrowhead VineSyngonium podophyllum
20Syngonium Pink NeonSyngonium erythrophyllum
21Pink Inch PlantTradescantia zebrina

1. Bronze Pink Copper Plant (Acalypha wilkesiana)

Alternative Common Names: Jacob’s Coat; Copper Leaf

Cold Hardiness: Zones 10 to 13 outdoors. Keep indoor temperatures up.

Light Needs: More than six hours of direct light

The copper plant requires well-drained soil that is kept moist to prevent it from dropping its leaves.  These dark pink, almost bronze leaves look stunning in hanging baskets or in patio containers. Prune growth by pinching stems off, allowing you to shape your plant and promote compactness.

2. Cupid’s Bow (Achimenes)

Alternative Common Names:  Hot Water Plant; Star of India

Cold Hardiness: Zones 10 to 13 outdoors. Keep indoors at temperatures above 50°F.

Light Needs: Only needs about three hours of indirect light a day.

The Achimenes have dark green foliage and red, white, purple or pink flowers. Flowering generally takes place from summer to early winter. Cupid’s bow does well in smaller containers, growing only about a foot tall.

Popular pink flower cultivars include Prima Donna (dark pink), George Houchw (dark green leaves and pink flowers), and Jewel Pink (pale pink flower).

3. Pink Vine (Antigonon leptopus)

Alternative Common Names:  Love Vine; Coral Vine

Cold Hardiness: Zones 8 to 11 outdoors. Keep indoors at temperatures above 50°F.

Light Needs: Only needs about four hours of indirect light a day.

Clusters of bright pink flowers appear from spring through October. Depending on the kind, the blossoms might either be white or red. Coral vines are indigenous to the regions of Mexico and Central America. It is common to find it on the edges of roads, on cliff faces, in coastal forests, in disturbed places, and in tropical and subtropical climates.

4. Rex Begonias “Little Brother Montgomery” (Begonia)

Alternative Common Names:  Angel Wing Begonia; Dragon Wings Begonia

Cold Hardiness: Zones 10 to 11 outdoors. Keep indoors at temperatures above 50°F.

Light Needs: A low-light hardy plant can live in less than 2 hours of indirect sunlight.

The plant grows at a moderate rate and blooms moderately, with lots of small, hairy, pink flowers on strong, thin, upright stems from summer to fall.

The mature leaves have a deep green color with bright pink veins. It can’t handle temperatures lower than 50 degrees °F (10 °C).

Indoors, the plant prefers bright indirect light to produce healthy leaves; nevertheless, it may tolerate moderate direct sunshine during winter. It thrives in consistently humid conditions.

Both overwatering and temperature swings might kill the plant. Before watering, ask yourself: “Is the soil surface dry?”

5. Pink-Leaved Caladiums (Caladium bicolor)

Alternative Common Names:  Angel Wings; Via Sori; Texas Wonder; Pink Cloud.

Cold Hardiness: Zones 9 to 10 outdoors. Keep indoors at temperatures above 50°F.

Light Needs: A low-light hardy plant can live in less than 2 hours of indirect sunlight.

Pink-leaved caladiums are grown for their colorful, arrowhead-shaped leaves that come in a rainbow of white, pink, red, and green.   Some are pink with a green border and veins.  

Propagate caladiums by dividing their tubers and keep the soil moist during the growing season—plant in partial shade to full sun in soil high in organic matter and drains well. 

6. Rose Painted Calathea (Calathea picturata ‘Roxana’)

Alternative Common Names:  Previously known as Goeppertia picturata

Cold Hardiness: Zones 10 to 12 outdoors. Keep indoors at temperatures above 61 °F (16 °C).

Light Needs: Indirect light for 2 to 6 hours.

Picture a leaf that seems like it was painted with cream, pink, and green to create a contrast. leaves that change color dramatically, usually planted as an indoor plant. The veins and midrib of the leaves are silver, and the rest of the leaf has a dark green or maroon color.

7. Pink Chaos Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides ‘Pink Chaos’)

Alternative Common Names:  Coleus Wizard; Trailing Coleus.

Cold Hardiness: Zones 10 to 11 outdoors.

Light Needs: Indirect light from 2 to 6 hours.

Coleus provides year-round beauty with its colorful varieties, beautiful leaves, and succulent stems. It can be planted as an annual in a mild climate in a garden bed, border, hanging baskets, or indoor container. Even if kept as a houseplant, it needs bright light. Consider the ColorBlaze®Series, which offers excellent deep pink colors. This plant can easily be confused with the mosaic plant,

8. Pink Cabbage Tree (Cordyline australis ‘Red Star’)

Alternative Names:  Cabbage Palm; Giant Dracaena.

Cold Hardiness: Zones 9 to 11 outdoors.

Light Needs: Direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day.

I know – it looks nothing like a cabbage or a tree but more like a purple-leaved palm. It’s hugely popular in New Zealand. The colorful leaves create a fountain of dark pink, almost purple foliage.

9. Pink-leaved Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa)

Alternative Names:  Hawaiian Ti Plant; Good-Luck Plant

Cold Hardiness: Zones 9 to 13 outdoors.

Light Needs: Direct light for more than 6 hours a day.

Depending on which cultivar you look at, the Ti plant can have beautiful foliage in pastel pink, green, purple, or deep red. For the foliage to keep its vibrant hues, intense light is necessary.

Be sure to just water the top inch of soil if it feels dry to the touch, and never let the soil become soggy. Keep the plant’s humidity levels above 60% and use distilled water as it is sensitive to fluoride.

10. Calico Kitten Plant (Crassula ovata ‘Variegata’)

Alternative Names:  Variegated Jade Plant

Cold Hardiness: Zones 11 to 12 outdoors.

Light Needs: Direct light for more than 6 hours a day.

This succulent prefers bright, indirect light, so be sure to use a potting mix with plenty of loam and plant it somewhere sunny indoors. Overwatering can cause root rot, so it’s important to remember that this plant prefers a drier environment and soil that drains well.

The health of these indoor plants also relies on adequate lighting and moderate to low temperatures. Most domestic settings are not conducive to its flowering. It’s simple to propagate new plants by leaf cuttings.

11. Pink Nerve Plant (Fittonia albivenis ‘Pink Angel’)

Alternative Names:  Jewel Plant; Mosaic Plant

Cold Hardiness: Zones 11 to 12 outdoors.

Light Needs: Thrives in areas that would offer too little light for other plants.

The pink nerve plant reminds one of an aerial view of a marsh with small green islands connected with light pink waterways, a network of nerves running through a landscape. The colorful leaves offer a faint pink tinge depending on the light angle and would be an asset in any indoor garden.

12. Pink Jade (Fuchsia ‘Pink Jade’)

Alternative Names: Lady’s Eardrops

Cold Hardiness: Zones 11 to 12 outdoors.

Light Needs: Does well in dappled shade

While the Fushia is a great outdoor plant, it is often grown as a bonsai and adapts well to indoor pots. The fluorescent pink flower makes it look like the pink color has run to the bottom as it changes from dusty pink to vibrant, pretty pink.

13. Pink Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

Alternative Names:  Splash Select™; previously included in the Lamiaceae family

Not only is the pink polka dot plant beautiful, but it is also drought tolerant. This extraordinary pink houseplant, with its distinctive pink and green leaves, presents in different shapes and forms. The Splash Select™ polka dot plants look like green houseplants with a pink splash. Other varieties of the polka dot plant look like the mosaic plant (Fittonia albivenis ‘Pink Angel’). 

14. Kalanchoe Pink Paddle Plant (Kalanchoe thyrsiflora)

Alternative Names:  Flapjacks Plant

Succulents, especially the ghost variety, are a clever way to introduce some pretty pink into your living space. Sometimes less is more, and the hardy flapjack plant introduces a subtle pink margin on its flat leaves. Well adapted to dry soil, succulents are great houseplants with pink accents. Make sure you add this one to your collection of pink houseplants.

15. Pink Moonstone (Pachyphytum oviferum)

Alternative Names:  Sugar Almond Plant

This succulent option is excellent if you have limited space, not enough for the Pink Princess. The pink coloring is hidden under a protective coat, and the blush is accentuated if the pink moonstone is touched.

16. Blushing Philodendron (Philodendron ‘Pink Princess)

No collection of pink houseplants would be complete without the pink and green Pink Princess Philodendron. This variegated hybrid, a child of the Rojo Congo listed below, is a collector’s piece. 

Variegation is strengthened if the vibrant pink leaves are provided with support and enough light. Introduce a pink splash to your home with this aroid that can grow up to ten feet tall.

The hybrid philodendron variety ‘Pink Princess’ has a modest growth rate, vivid pink variegated leaf, and an erect, vining habit. True to its P Erubescens parentage, its foliage is dark purplish-green with striking pink variegation. Pink Princess requires medium maintenance.

While Philodendron is generally considered one of the easier indoor plants requiring limited care, the Pink Princess needs some royal care.

17. Pink Congo (Philodendron ‘Rojo Congo’)

I’ve included the Philodendron Rojo Congo, not because it is pink, but because its dark red creates a fabulous backdrop to some other pink houseplants. Please include it in any collection of pink and green plants to contrast with green leaves.

18. Pink Jelly Beans (Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’)

They always look so tasty, the little pink jelly bean that is so resilient to heat and drought. This pale green succulent with hot pink tips keeps giving and requires minimal care. The sedum only grows about eight inches tall but creates a great cascade of color for a backdrop of taller succulents.

19. Pink Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)

The pink arrowhead plant, or the Neon Robusta, is not the fastest grower on the list, but it is one of my favorite pink houseplants. Another variant I like is the Berry Allusion; both flower all year round and are drought tolerant. The pink is not a variegation, but uniform throughout the leaf, giving the impression that the leaf is coarse. 

20. Syngonium Pink Neon (Syngonium erythrophyllum)

The Nephthytis is a glossy deep red leaved plant that almost looks like a red philodendron with fatter, white petioles. Only the back of the leaves is red, contrasting with the green front for photosynthesis. Syngonium erythrophyllum is a rare houseplant popular for its contrasting dark green and red foliage.

21. Pink Inch Plant (Tradescantia zebrina)

Think of all the colors in a rainbow – Tradescantia varieties cover the entire spectrum. Tradescantia is known as inch plants, spiderworts, speedy henry, variegated laurel, wandering trad, hairy stem, Indian plant, purple-heart, trinity flower, Moses in a  basket, wandering Jew, and others. Tradescantia is some of the world’s most popular and commonly grown houseplants.

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