Pink Succulents Are the Prettiest Houseplants to Add to Your Collection This Valentine's Day
Upgrade your decor with one of these blushing beauties.
Valentine's Day is all about pinks and reds, and there's no such thing as going over-the-top for the holiday. While you're adding all your other Valentine's Day decorations to your space, you should be adding a few pink succulents, too. These bright houseplants are gorgeous, of course, but they're also easy to grow and care for; all you have to do is give them a spot with bright light and water when the soil is completely dry. (So even beginner plant parents can successfully grow these houseplants without much trouble at all.) Here are five different pink succulents to add to your collection right now.
1. Anacampseros telephiastrum 'Variegata'
Its name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but this succulent is so eye-catching that it’s worth the extra effort. Anacampseros telephiastrum ‘Variegata’ (also called ‘Sunrise’) has a deep pink color that fades to lime green near the top of the plant and at the center of some of the leaves. It stays small, usually reaching just three or four inches tall, though sometimes it’ll stretch a little taller with thin stems that produce pale pink flowers.
2. Pink Moonstones Pachyphytum
It's easy to see how Pachyphytum oviferum ‘Pink Moonstones’ got its name. Each leaf looks like a smooth, rounded pale gray stone blushed with a soft pink. This fun succulent can make a good gift for a friend, and it's also an exciting addition to your own indoor garden. This succulent will stay compact (usually only four inches tall), making it a great desk companion.
3. Crassula 'Calico Kitten'
Fans of hanging succulents such as burro's tail and string of pearls should look for Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis ‘Variegata’ (but you can just call it ‘Calico Kitten’). It has pink-tinged, heart-shape leaves that can turn even pinker with plenty of sunlight. It’ll only grow about six inches tall, but it has trailing stems that add brightness to a hanging basket or a container garden. ‘Calico Kitten’ can also produce tiny white flowers in the center of each cluster of leaves.
4. Echeveria 'Perle von Nurnberg'
Another pale pink succulent, Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg,’ is a variety of a super-popular succulent species. While it will look cute as a houseplant, it would do best if planted outside in a rock garden or container once the weather warms up in spring. It can eventually reach about eight inches tall and may produce tiny clusters of pink flowers in summer.
5. Kalanchoe 'Pink Butterflies'
Also known as 'Pink Mother of Thousands,' Kalanchoe ‘Pink Butterflies’ is a dramatic succulent with fleshy, spotted green leaves tinged with pink. Along the edges of each leaf, this plant produces tiny pink rosettes that look like resting butterflies. Unlike smaller succulents, ‘Pink Butterflies’ can grow a foot or taller, so be sure to give it plenty of space.