Houseplants With Pink Leaves (10 Varieties To Try)


When winter starts to get to you, houseplants can brighten your mood – especially those with colorful foliage! Some houseplants display dazzling colors in their leaves for part or all of the year – and you can find pink leaves if you look around.

So, which houseplants have pink leaves?  Houseplants with pink leaves include Chinese Evergreen, Coral Bells, Flapjacks, Hen & Chicks, Lance-Leaf Caladium, Painted Echeveria, Polka Dot Plant, Sedum, Ti Plant, and Wood Sorrel.  Some of these plants have leaves with multiple colors, including pink.  Some of them have different variations that produce leaf colors other than pink.

Of course, some of these plants will need to stay indoors year-round.  Others can stay outside for part of the year.

In this article, we’ll look at 10 houseplants with pink leaves.  We’ll also talk about their proper care in terms of water, light, and other important factors.

Let’s get going.

Houseplants With Pink Leaves

There are lots of houseplants with pink leaves available.  Here is a list of 10 to start with:

  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Coral Bells
  • Flapjacks
  • Hen & Chicks
  • Lance-Leaf Caladium
  • Painted Echeveria
  • Polka Dot Plant
  • Sedum
  • Ti Plant
  • Wood Sorrel

Let’s start off with Chinese Evergreen.

Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema ‘Pink Sapphire’) is a houseplant that produces distinctive pink and green leaves.  This perennial herb acts as good groundcover outside, and it also produces green or white flowers seasonally.

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Some varieties of Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen) have pink on the leaves.
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Chinese Evergreen needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Chinese Evergreen is a warm-weather plant that likes full sun but tolerates partial shade and humidity.  It prefers a slightly acidic or neutral soil pH (6.1 to 7.5).

Chinese Evergreen cannot withstand severe cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10a (as cold as 30 degrees Fahrenheit or -1 degree Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 18 to 24 inches and a width of 24 to 36 inches.

You can propagate Chinese Evergreen by stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Chinese Evergreen from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Chinese Evergreen from Costa Farms.

Coral Bells

Coral Bells (Heuchera ‘Georgia Peach’) is a houseplant that produces attractive pink leaves.  This perennial herb acts as good ground cover outside, and it also produces white flowers in summer.

Coral Bells pink leaves
Coral Bells comes in a variety that produces pink leaves and works well as a ground cover outdoors.

Coral Bells needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Coral Bells is cold-tolerant plant that likes full sun but tolerates partial shade and humidity.  It prefers an alkaline or neutral soil pH.

Coral Bells can withstand severe cold temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 4a (as cold as -30 degrees Fahrenheit or -34 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 14 to 30 inches and a width of 24 inches.  It is resistant to deer as well.

You can propagate Coral Bells by division or by leaf cuttings.

You can learn more about Coral Bells from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Coral Bells from Monrovia.

Flapjacks

Flapjacks (Kalanchoe luciae) is a houseplant that produces pink and green leaves.  This perennial succulent also produces white flowers in late fall to winter.

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Flapjacks (Kalanchoe luciae) is a succulent that produces pink and green leaves, as well as white flowers in fall to winter.
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Flapjacks needs low moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Flapjacks likes full sun but tolerates partial shade, and it can withstand both humidity and drought.  It can tolerate acidic, alkaline, or neutral soil pH.

Flapjacks can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 9a (as cold as 20 degrees Fahrenheit or -7 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 1 to 2 feet and a width of 2 to 3 feet.  Its leaves are beautiful but poisonous.

You can propagate Flapjacks by stem or leaf cuttings.

You can learn more about Flapjacks from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Flapjacks from Mountain Crest Gardens.

Hen & Chicks

Hen & Chicks (Sempervivum ‘Jade Rose’) is a houseplant that produces pink and green leaves.  This perennial succulent also produces red, pink, yellow, or white flowers (although this can take years).

Hen and Chicks pink leaves
Hen & Chicks is a succulent that produces pink and green leaves, along with red, pink, yellow, or white flowers.

Hen & Chicks needs low moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Hen & Chicks likes full sun but tolerates partial shade, and it can withstand drought.  It likes a slightly acidic soil pH (5.6 to 6.0).

Hen & Chicks can tolerate severe cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 4a (as cold as -30 degrees Fahrenheit or -34 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 4 to 6 inches and a width of 6 to 24 inches.

You can propagate Hen & Chicks by division or offsets.

You can learn more about Hen & Chicks from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Hen & Chicks from Mountain Crest Gardens.

Lance-Leaf Caladium

Lance-Leaf Caladium (Caladium ‘Florida Sweetheart’) is a houseplant that produces deep pink leaves with green edges.  This perennial herb acts as good groundcover outside, and it also produces white berries.

Caladium pink leaves
Lance-Leaf Caladium can produce brilliant pink leaves with dazzling color.

Lance-Leaf Caladium needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Lance-Leaf Caladium is a cold-tolerant plant that likes full sun but tolerates partial or full shade.  It prefers an acidic soil pH (5.6 to 6.5).

Lance-Leaf Caladium can tolerate cold temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 9a (as cold as 20 degrees Fahrenheit or -7 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 12 to 18 inches and a width of 6 to 9 inches.  It is resistant to deer and rabbits as well.

You can propagate Lance-Leaf Caladium by division or offsets.

You can learn more about Lance-Leaf Caladium from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Lance-Leaf Caladium from Happiness Farms.

Painted Echeveria

Painted Echeveria (Echeveria nodulosa) is a houseplant that produces pink leaves with purple areas.  This perennial succulent also produces pink flowers with white or yellow mouths.

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Painted Echeveria is a succulent that produces pink leaves and pink flowers.

Painted Echeveria needs low moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Painted Echeveria is a plant that likes full sun but tolerates partial shade.  It can survive in acidic, alkaline, or neutral soil pH.

Painted Echeveria cannot tolerate cold temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 9a (as cold as 20 degrees Fahrenheit or -7 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 1 to 2 feet and a width of 2 to 3 feet.

You can propagate Painted Echeveria by offsets, stem cuttings, or leaf cuttings.

You can learn more about Painted Echeveria from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Painted Echeveria from Mountain Crest Gardens.

Polka Dot Plant

Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya ‘Splash Select Rose) is a houseplant that produces pink and green leaves (pink spots on green leaves).  This perennial herb also produces blue, violet, or lavender flowers in late spring or early summer.

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Polka Dot Plants produce green leaves with pink spots on them. They also produce blue, violet, or lavender flowers.
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Polka Dot Plant needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Polka Dot Plant is a plant that likes full sun but tolerates partial shade.  It can survive in acidic, alkaline, or neutral soil pH.

Polka Dot Plant can tolerate cold temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 8b (as cold as 15 degrees Fahrenheit or -9 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 6 to 18 inches and a width of 24 to 48 inches.

You can propagate Polka Dot Plant by stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Polka Dot Plant from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Polka Dot Plant from Costa Farms.

Sedum

Sedum (Phedimus spurius ‘Tricolor’) is a houseplant that produces green leaves with pink edges.  This perennial succulent also produces pink flowers in summer.

Sedum pink leaves
Sedum is a succulent that produces leaves that have green and pink coloring. It also produces pink flowers in summer.

Sedum needs low to moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Sedum is a plant that likes full sun.  It can survive in mildly alkaline or neutral soil pH (6.6. to 7.8).

Sedum can tolerate severe cold temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 4a (as cold as -30 degrees Fahrenheit or -34 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of less than 6 inches and a width of 12 to 15 inches.

You can propagate Sedum by division, stem cuttings, or leaf cuttings.

You can learn more about Sedum from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Sedum from Mountain Crest Gardens.

Ti Plant

Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa) is a houseplant that produces pink leaves.  This perennial shrub also produces pink flowers in summer or fall.

Ti Plant pink leaves
Ti Plant is an exotic-looking shrubthat produces pink leaves and pink flowers.

Ti Plant needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Ti Plant likes full sun, but can tolerate partial shade.  It likes a slightly acidic soil pH (6.1 to 6.5).

Ti Plant tolerates salt, but it cannot tolerate cold temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10b (as cold as 35 degrees Fahrenheit or 2 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 9 to 15 feet (smaller in containers) and a width of 3 to 8 feet.

You can propagate Ti Plant by stem or root cuttings.

You can learn more about Ti Plant from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Ti Plant from Costa Farms.

Wood Sorrel

Wood Sorrel (Oxalis triangularis) is a houseplant that produces pink and purple leaves.  This perennial shrub also produces pink or white flowers seasonally.

Wood Sorrel
Wood Sorrel can produce purple-pink leaves and pink or white flowers.
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Wood Sorrel needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Wood Sorrel likes partial shade.  It likes a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH (6.1 to 7.3).

Wood Sorrel tolerates humidity, and it can tolerate cold temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 8a (as cold as 10 degrees Fahrenheit or -12 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 12 to 18 inches and a width of 12 to 18 inches.

You can propagate Wood Sorrel by division, offsets, or bulbs.

You can learn more about Wood Sorrel from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Wood Sorrel from Etsy.

Conclusion

Now you know about 10 houseplants with attractive pink leaves.  You also know how to take care of them so you can get started with growing them at home.

Before you get your plants home, they might need to make a trip in your car. You can read my article about leaving plants in a car overnight to find out what to avoid.

If your house gets cold in the winter, check out my article on cold tolerant houseplants.

If you are a teacher, you can learn more about plants for the classroom in my article here.

You might also be interested in reading my article about houseplants with yellow flowers, my article on houseplants with orange flowers, my article on houseplants with blue flowers, or my article on houseplants with purple flowers.

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