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6 Gorgeous Pink Houseplants You Need to See

We’ve all seen pink houseplants before. There are plenty of beautiful pink-tinted flowers out there that can brighten up any home, from roses to anthuriums to carnations. But what about indoor houseplants that boast pink hues in their foliage?

Pink houseplants that feature pink tones and patterns in their leaves are quite stunning. They’re also very unique. If you’re a plant parent, you’re probably used to seeing a sea of green in your home in varying shades and hues. Why not break up the monotony with some variegated pink leaves and stems? Whether they’re speckled with rose, mottled with salmon, or flushed with coral, pink houseplants can add an element of uniqueness and brightness to a room full of healthy plants. They’re also super Instagram-worthy and very eye-catching.

Are you interested in purchasing and raising some pink houseplants, but you’re not sure where to start? Don’t worry! We’ve put together a list of our top picks for pink houseplants and everything you need to know about their care. Check out what we found!

What Are Pink Houseplants?

Pink houseplants are any type of plant, flowering or otherwise, that features pink hues or patterns in their foliage. Pink houseplants can come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and patterns. There are pink houseplants with pink veins, pink mottling around the blade’s whole, and sometimes almost completely pink leaves. Plants that feature pink patterns in their leaves don’t require anything special in the way of care, at least when it comes to their rosy-hued leaves. They’re no different from typical houseplants. There are tons of pink houseplants out there that would do very well in a proper indoor setting.

Why Choose Pink Houseplants?

There are many reasons why plant parents out there should add a few pink houseplants to their collection.

They’re beautiful.

coleus pink variegated house plant
Coleus come in a huge variety of colors, including magenta and other shades of pink.

This goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway. Pink houseplants are stunning in all of their varieties. Some of them even look like they may not be real. They have an ethereal, strange, yet eye-catching appearance that you don’t see very often in the average home. We’ve been discovering some new varieties lately that are mind-blowingly gorgeous. Who knew there were so many types of pink houseplants?

They’re unique.

You don’t see pink houseplants that often, and that’s because they’re a bit more unique than their all-green counterparts. And that uniqueness makes them very special additions to any growing indoor plant family. If you’re not a fan of keeping flowers and opt to focus on pristinely-pruned leaves, pink houseplants can be a great way to break up the sea of green and add some focal points to your collection.

They’re very diverse.

There are a ton of different pink houseplant varieties out there. And they all look radically different from one another. This is a huge “pro” in our book. If you wanted to start an all-pink houseplant collection, you would be able to find so many different kinds of plants with different mottling, densities, sizes, shapes, and shades of pink. What’s not to love about these pretty rose-tinted houseplants?

6 Gorgeous Pink Houseplants You Need to See

There are so many different varieties of pink houseplants out there (hundreds, to be somewhat exact), and the choices are pretty overwhelming. That’s why we took the guesswork out of your pink plant-hunting to find a few of the most beautiful and easy to care for pink plants available. Take a look at what we found!

Pink Philodendron

Latin Name: Philodendron erubescens

Philodendron Erubescens or Pink Princess houseplant leaves on a white background

Talk about a unique plant! The pink philodendron—often referred to as the “pink princess” plant—is unique in its imperfections. Rather than boasting predictable patterns and mottling, the leaves of this plant can vary significantly. Some leaves are completely green, while others are completely pink, some are half pink and half purple, and some leaves come in various patterns.

    Pink Princess Philodendron

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    The ultimate pink houseplant, the Pink Princess is a highly variegated cultivar with each plant being completely unique. A mix of pink, cream, white, green and pale yellow colors on each leaf.

This plant does best in bright indirect light. That’s because this kind of light provides the perfect lighting conditions for healthy plant growth and a more balanced variegation of colors.

Only water the pink princess when the top inch or so of soil has completely dried out. Always make sure that you water it until water begins to drain out of the bottom. Overwatering can lead to serious issues for this somewhat picky plant, so be careful.

Pink Philodendrons do excellent in normal room temperatures between 60°F and 85°F. They do best over 65°F, though. If you decide to plant your Pink Philodendron outside, only consider doing so if the temperatures are consistently in this range. Just as well, these plants should be kept away from hot radiators, open windows, and AC units. Make sure your pink princess gets plenty of humidity too. Mist the leaves every two or three days.

Pink Polka Dot Plant

Latin Name: Hypoestes phyllostachya

pink houseplants Hypoestes phyllostachya pink polka dot plant

These plants are quite recognizable and have become a bit of a trendy plant in recent years, especially on Instagram. Also known as the “flamingo plant” or “freckle plant,” the Pink Polka Dot Plant features small leaves mottled with a salmon pink and deep green. Some varieties are spotted with purple, white, red, etc. They’re cute little plants– and luckily, they’re also ridiculously easy to grow.

    BUZZY Mini Basin Seed Grow Kit

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    Polka dot plants (Hypoestes phyllostachya) are super easy to grow, making them the perfect plant for any experience level! Seeds include a mix of red, white, and pink plants. Each kit comes with everything you need to grow a mix of polka dot plants with ease.

Pink Polka Dot Plants can handle the outdoors pretty well, but they do best as indoor plants. Make sure that you keep your plant in an area with a bit of shade. Bright indirect light is the best choice.

These plants don’t need much watering, but they do best when their soil is kept moist. Their soil should have a modest amount of dampness at all times and should never dry out, but it should not be so wet that it is soggy.

Pink Polka Dot Plants enjoy hot weather and do well between 70°F and 80°F. They also love humidity and a whole lot of it. These plants should be kept at a humidity level of 50%. You can achieve this by misting the plant daily or setting up a humidifier to keep the humidity up.

Pink Aglaonema

Latin Name: Aglaonema costatum

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Vibrant and colorful with pale pink spotting against deep forest-green leaves, the Pink Aglaonema is a sight to behold. These shrubby plants feature large elliptic leaves with bright, eye-catching colors. And like many of the plants on our list of pink houseplants, it does well as an indoor plant and would suit beginner gardeners. However, it’s worth noting that these plants are toxic to dogs, cats, and people when ingested.

    Aglaonema & Acadia

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    We love the striking pink and red hues of this variety. This low maintenance houseplant will add a pop of color to any space, but to keep its coloring bright and bold, place your Aglaonema in bright to medium indirect light indoors.

These plants benefit from bright diffuse light, as this type of light will help stimulate a bushy compact appearance. Avoid keeping your Pink Aglaonema in bright direct light, as this can cause burning.

During the spring and summertime, these plants enjoy moist soil that isn’t soggy. Water throughout the winter, but always let the soil dry out between watering. These plants also benefit from some added fertilizer once every month or two during the summer.

Pink Aglaonema are best when kept between 60°F and 79°F. Ensure that they are kept in an area with no cold drafts or the possibility of sudden temperature changes. These plants can deal with low humidity pretty well, but they thrive when misted every other day or so.

Triostar Stromanthe

Latin Name: Stromanthe sanguinea or Stromanthe thalia

pink houseplants Stromanthe sanguinea or Stromanthe thalia Triostar Stromanthe
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This native Brazilian plant is the pinnacle of a beautiful pink tropical plant. Like the Pink Philodendron, this plant showcases chunky sections of baby pink, deep fuchsia, and dark green on each leaf. They’re a very geometric-looking plant, and they could suit any collection. They also grow to be pretty hefty (around three feet high and two feet across) and have a major stage presence that guests will notice right away.

    Tricolor Prayer Plant - Stromanthe triostar

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    Pink Syngonium is gorgeous. This is a fast growing, easy- care plants that are perfect to put or hang near a window that gets bright indirect light.

The Triostar Stromanthe does best in bright indirect light around east or north-facing windows. This will bring out the growth and coloring. They can live in lower light, but you’ll notice a big difference when it comes to variegation. We recommend turning this plant a bit every week or so to ensure that it grows evenly.

Moist but not soggy is the way to go with this plant’s soil. Let the first inch of soil dry out before watering your Triostar Stromanthe.

These plants can survive lower temperatures, but they thrive around 65°F to 80°F. Ensure they are kept in a perpetually warm room. As a tropical plant, the Triostar Stromanthe needs a lot of humidity. If you don’t want to deal with a humidifier, we recommend misting this plant’s leaves every few days.

Arrowhead Pink Plant

Latin Name: Syngonium podophyllum

Syngonium podophyllum pink strawberry cream arrowhead plant

Now this is a pink houseplant that looks out of this world. Heavenly. The Arrowhead Pink Plant, also known as the Strawberry Cream plant, boasts almost completely pale baby pink leaves shaped like hearts. They almost don’t look real, but they are! These creepers can grow up to six feet as well and aren’t too difficult to care for. And they’re also known for being air-purifying plants!

    Arrowhead Plạnt Pink - Syngonium Podophyllum

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    Pink Syngonium is gorgeous. This is a fast growing, easy- care plants that are perfect to put or hang near a window that gets bright indirect light.

These beautiful soft-pink plants do best in bright indirect sunlight. Be sure to keep them away from windows or skylights. Typically, this plant tends to be a thirsty one. The larger the pot you keep it in, the less water it tends to want. We recommend watering once every 4-5 days or so.

The average room’s humidity is fine, but be sure to keep your plant away from radiators. It will benefit from occasional misting, but make sure not to over-mist. Room temperature is fine for these plants, but make sure that it is kept at a minimum of 61°F, even in winter.

Tradescantia Tricolor

Latin Name: Tradescantia fluminensis

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Also known as the spiderwort plant, Tradescantia Tricolor is a beautiful little plant that’s very easy to care for. This plant is available in Rainbow, Nanouk, and Sailor Rose varieties, prone to quick growth, and features multicolored striped leaves.

As with most plants on this list, bright indirect light is how to go for this plant. We recommend keeping them near windows that don’t provide a massive amount of direct sunlight.

    Nanouk - Variegated Tradescantia Cuttịngs

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    Nanouk is a variegated and rare form with striking green leaves striped with lilac, cream, pink, and magenta. You can grow them in a container or a hanging basket. They are low light plant so they do very fine inside.

Keep the soil moist but not soaking for this plant. Wait to see if the top half-inch of soil has dried before watering.

This plant doesn’t care much about humidity, so you don’t need to mist it very often. It’s also very hardy and handles room temperature quite well. As long as it isn’t exposed to frost, your Tradescantia Tricolor will thrive!

How incredible are these gorgeous pink houseplants? Who knew there were so many varieties of plants that boast pink foliage! Don’t forget to share this guide to pink houseplants and follow Backyard Boss for more great plant guides.