11 Pretty Pink Succulents
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Are you getting tired of all the green in your garden? Maybe it’s time to add a splash of color. One of the best things about succulents is the incredible variety of colors, so don’t be afraid to be a little bold with your plants.
You may be used to seeing pink flowers, but what about pink plants? These pretty pink succulents are perfect for lovers of pastels. Whether you prefer a solid pink plant, or just a hint of pink, you’re sure to find the perfect pink plant on this list to add to your collection.
This adorable little succulent is native to Oaxaca, Mexico and can grow up to six inches tall with rosettes of up to five inches in diameter. The plump leaves of the plant tend to be a grayish-blue with a hint of pink. The flowers of the plant are delicate and peachy-pink in color.
Echeveria laui prefer well-draining soil and dry conditions. In the winter, they will need to be watered less frequently than in the spring and summer. They thrive in full sun, but do not do tolerate frost well.
Pachyphytum Oviferum ‘Pink Moonstone’
Pink Moonstone is a peachy pink succulent native to Central Mexico. Though most often pinkish in color, the leaves can also range toward a bluish-lavender. The chunky leaves are coated in a white or silver film, or farina. The rosettes are quite small, typically under four inches in diameter, and the stems can grow up to eight inches in length, typically causing the plant to lie flat on the ground or trail from their container.
Pink Moonstones do best with infrequent watering and partial sun. They are not particularly frost-hardy, but they are easy to care for and easy to propagate.
Sedeveria ‘Pink Granite’
This interesting little hybrid is perfect for lovers of pastel colors. It’s mint green stems and thick pink leaves compliment any gardener’s color palette. The rosettes can reach up to six inches in diameter and the stems usually reach six to eight inches tall. Like Pink Moonstone, the long stem and heavy rosette typically cause the plant to lie down or hang over the edge of their container.
Pink Granite is an easy to care for succulent. They prefer partial sun or bright indoor light. They are also pet-safe if you have any concerns about your furry friends raiding your garden.
Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’
This plant, also nicknamed Jelly Bean, gets its moniker from the shape of its plump, colorful leaves. Each leaf is about two centimeters long and green with pink tips. The stems can grow about six inches in length, but the plant can spread as far as 36 inches. The plant is native to Mexico and its flowers are small and yellowish white in color.
Jelly Beans, like other succulents, thrive with a little neglect. Infrequent watering, plenty of drainage, and partial sunlight will help your plant look its best.
Crassula ovata ‘Pink Beauty’
This gorgeous succulent is a variety of jade plant. It possesses the same thick stems and glossy leaves as other, more common varieties of jade. Pink Beauty can grow up to five feet tall and nearly just as wide. The fragrant flowers of this succulent are star-shaped, pink, and incredibly profuse.
The Pink Beauty grows best in full sun but can survive on partial sun if that is all that is available. It thrives on infrequent watering, especially in the winter. It can be propagated from either leaves or stem cuttings.
Crassula pellucida ‘Variegata’ or ‘Calico Kitten’
This adorable trailing succulent is native to South Africa and is known for its variegated, heart-shaped leaves. Stems can reach lengths of up to 12 inches. This plant makes an ideal addition to any garden in a hanging planter or as ground cover. The delicate leaves are green and white with pink leaf margins.
Calico Kitten prefers either partial sun or bright indoor light. They are not frost-tolerant plants and must be protected during cold weather. They are easy to grow and are perfect for gardeners with any level of experience.
Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’
Perle Von Nurnberg is an interesting succulent with grayish colored leaves with pink highlights. The leaves are covered in powder farina and the rosettes can reach up to six inches in diameter. During the summer, the plant produces pink and yellow flowers on long stemmed stalks.
Like other Echeveria, the Perle Von Nurnberg is easy to grow, even for most beginning gardeners. Infrequent watering will help the plant thrive, as will using the correct type of soil. The plant can be propagated from leaf and stem cuttings, but can also be grown from seed.
Aloe ‘Pink Blush’
Pink Blush is a small hybrid Aloe, growing only up to about one foot tall and five inches wide. The leaves are varying shades of green with pink ridges. In late winter or spring, this adorable succulent produces short stalks with orange flowers.
Pink Blush is as easy to care for as many Aloe plants. It prefers relatively infrequent watering, with almost no water during the winter months. It enjoys well-draining soil and will not survive if overwatered.
Graptopetalum paraguayense ‘Ghost Plant’
The Ghost Plant is native to Mexico, and you should be aware that there are many species that go by the name “Ghost Plant”. This beautiful succulent has thick triangular leaves in a rosette pattern that can measure up to six inches in diameter. The color is typically a pale blue or purple with hints of pink. The more sunlight the plant receives, the pinker it will be.
The Ghost Plant thrives in full sunlight with infrequent watering. Many gardeners choose to trim their plant to keep a fuller, rounder shape, rather than let it spread naturally. It is incredibly easy to propagate from either single leaves or stem cuttings.
Graptoveria ‘Douglas Huth’
The Douglas Huth is a hybrid succulent, created from combining Echeveria and Graptopetalum plants. The leaves are thick and grayish-green in color with a slight pink hue. When the plant blooms, it produces petite pink flowers. The rosettes can grow up to eight inches in diameter and the stems can reach up to eight inches in length.
The Douglas Huth is not a frost resistant plant and prefers warm, dry climates. It is relatively easy to grow, even for inexperienced gardeners. It prefers full sun and is easy to propagate. It’s also a great addition to pet-friendly gardens. They’re somewhat rare, but you can usually find one or two sellers on Etsy.
The Rainbow is actually a variegated form of Perle Von Nurnberg. Instead of the solid colored leaves of the Perle, the Rainbow has green and yellow striped leaves with pink highlights. There is also a slight ruffle along the leaf edges. The rosettes can measure up to six inches in diameter.
As with other Echeveria, the Rainbow is incredibly easy to care for, especially if you tend to neglect your plants a bit. They prefer well-draining soil and proper watering techniques. They do well in full sun, but must be protected from frost.
These stunning succulents look great both as centerpieces or as part of a larger collection or design. They’re the perfect addition to a spring color palette, but they look great year-round as well. If you’re looking to add a splash of color to your succulent collection, maybe it’s time to consider a plant in your new favorite color: pink!