8 Houseplants With Pink Leaves

Pretty pink plants to fill your house

houseplants with pink leaves

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Pink is one of those colors that just doesn't get old. Sure, different shades have their moment, like millennial pink, but there’s always one that sets the trend at any given time. People who are fans of pink and houseplants are in luck because there are actually a number of beautiful houseplants with pink leaves.

Pink houseplants add a wonderful pop of color to a sea of green and make your plant collection more interesting. Plus, they’re fun and unexpected. If you asked your friends to visualize a houseplant, the one that they’d imagine probably wouldn’t be pink. So if you’re looking to expand your collection and add a pop of color, check out these eight houseplants with pink leaves.

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    Nerve Plant (Fittonia)

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    Fittonias are so gorgeous. They’re often referred to as a nerve plant or mosaic plant because they have amazing veined leaves. They come in a number of different colors, but of course the best one is pink. Try Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Pink Angel' or Fittonia albivenis 'Frankie'.

    These are small plants that are really great for terrariums. Fittonia like indirect light and want their soil to stay moist. They’ll let you know when they need to be watered—their leaves will droop—but once you water, they’ll perk back up, so they’re a great plant for beginners.

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    Stromanthe Triostar (Stromanthe sanguinea)

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    The variegated leaves of the Stromanthe triostar are stunning. A mix of white, green, and pink can be seen around the entire leaf, front to back. These plants are native to the rainforest so you want to put them somewhere that is warm and humid. They like bright, indirect light and you should make sure to let the top inch of soil dry out before watering it. 

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    Calathea Pinstripe (Calathea Ornata)

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    Now, Calathea plants can be really finicky, so if you’re not great at keeping plants alive, this is not one for beginners. There are a number of different types of Calathea that are pink, so you do have options. Calathea ornata is one of our favorites due to its pinstriped leaves. The pinstripes are (you guessed it) pink. These plants like bright, indirect light and high humidity. If you have a window in your bathroom that gets good light, these plants will thrive there.  

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    Caladium (Caladium)

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    Caladium are really interesting plants that can be grown both indoors and outdoors. They come in several different colors and there are even ones that have completely pink leaves: 'Classic Pink', 'Pink Splash', and 'Pink Symphony' are just a few.

    If you’re caring for these indoors, you want to keep them in a well lit spot away from bright, direct sunlight. If you keep them outside, make sure they get some shade during the day. They like their soil to dry out between waters so make sure you use a well-draining potting soil. 

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    Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)

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    Commonly referred to as an arrowhead plant, the syngonium (Syngonium podophyllum) is an easy-care plant that can tolerate low light. It comes in shades of green and pink, and you can get especially pink leaves if you choose a cultivar like 'Pink' or 'Neon Robusta'. However, if you want really pink leaves, you need to keep it closer to indirect light. Placing it near a window is a great way to do this. They don’t need to be watered too often, about once a week in the spring/summer and once every two in the fall and winter. Syngoniums like humidity so make sure to mist them regularly. 

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    Tradescantia (Tradescantia)

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    There are a few beautiful versions of the Tradescantia plant that have pink leaves. Tradescantia fluminensis 'Tricolor', Tradescantia blossfeldiana 'Bubblegum', and Tradescantia pallida var. 'Pink Stripes' all have brilliant hues of pink in their leaves. They’re relatively simple to care for and can be propagated very easily. The plants like to receive bright, indirect sunlight and don’t like their soil to completely dry out. 

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    Anthurium andraeanum (Anthurium andraeanum)

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    Anthurium andraeanum technically has green leaves and pink flowers; however, we had to include it in our list because they’re just too gorgeous. The pink is so vivid that it’ll be hard to look away when your Anthurium plant blooms. And, when properly cared for, anthuriums can bloom year-round and each bloom can last up to three months. So how do you care for them? They love high humidity and bright indirect light. Water once the top two inches of soil are completely dry.

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    Pink Princess (Philodendron erubescens 'Pink Princess')

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    The Pink Princess belongs to the philodendron family. It’s a beautiful plant with large leaves that are pink and green. They’re a bit on the pricier side when it comes to buying houseplants, but we think it’s worth it based on how gorgeous they are. Plus, they’re really easy to care for. They like bright indirect light and well-aerated soil. Water the plant when the top two inches of the soil dry out.