Last Updated on May 7, 2021 by Sophie
Thought that all indoor houseplant foliage is a variation of green? Think again! From deep shades of burgundy to pale pastel variegations, plants for the home come in all shades and colours. Here are several pink plants that will easily brighten up your indoor space!
Fittonia (Nerve Plant)
With its thinly veined leaves that resemble nerves, you can see how Fittonias got their nickname! Best-kept in a terrarium-like environment (such as in a bell jar or the like), these plants are fairly small and easy to keep.
If grown in a terrarium, the fittonia rarely needs any watering, thus meaning that it can be left for weeks at a time and is perfect for those who travel often. As well as pink varieties, other fittonia can come in shades of red and green.
Hypoestes phyllostachya (Polkadot Plant)
A notoriously ‘dramatic’ plant, Polkadot Plants are so-called thanks to their polka-dot leaves. Fairly easy to keep, though they’re hard to maintain past a year or two, the plant often wilts when not watered enough but soon perks up after a good soak.
Ever so pretty in pink, the Hypoestes phyllostachya is also known as the freckle face plant. Though this pink plant can grow up to three foot tall in the wild, indoor houseplant polkadots are often much smaller! The plant should be kept in indirect light, so as to allow the bold patterns to thrive and not fade.
Calathea Ornata (Pinstripe Calathea)
Known for its beautiful ‘pinstripe foliage’ which looks like it’s quite literally been painted on with a brush, the Calathea Ornata is becoming an increasingly popular houseplant. Though a little harder to care for than some other varieties of Calathea, this indoor plant is definitely one of the prettiest pink plants out there!
Oxalis Triangularis (Love Plant)
Though some may say that Oxalis Triangularis (which indeed comes in several colours, including green and purple) is more violet than rose in appearance, it more than deserves its place on this list of pink plants thanks to its sheer beauty and ease of care, not to mention that new leaves often grow in a lighter pink shade.
As its name would suggest, the leaves are characterised by their three-leaf shape. Though considered a weed in many parts of the world, the false shamrock is a fairly easy-to-care-for plant and is a bright, colourful addition to your indoor garden.
An easy to grow houseplant, orchids come in many shapes, sizes, and colours. From tiny delicate varieties to big and bold flowers, orchids are the perfect low-maintenance houseplant, though are hard to get to re-flower. Typically, an orchid will only flower once a year, though the blooms can last for several weeks or more, meaning that they’re the perfect floral addition to your home.
Hoya Carnosa (variegated form)
The Hoya Carnosa is a favourite among indoor gardeners thanks to the fact that the plant is pretty, easy to care for, trailing, and given the right conditions, even produces porcelain like sweet fragranced flowers. One of the prettier forms of the Hoya Carnosa is that of Hoya carnosa ‘tricolor,’ which has pink shades in the leaves.
Ficus Elastica Ruby (Pink Rubber Plant)
One of the pink plants on this list that is more of a hint of pink than fully pink plant is that of the Ficus Elastica Ruby, which also happens to be one of the easiest to care for houseplants. The Pink rubber plant is characterised by its green leaves tipped with cream and pink exteriors. The stem of this plant also happens to be a creamy pink colour.
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