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The Best Pink House Plants for Brilliant Blush Vibes

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Move over, Monstera – pink is the new green.

While classic green foliage will always be beautiful, adding a splash of color and a matching pot is a sure way to up your home decor game (and be the envy of all your plant-mom friends).

To help you find the perfect rose-colored companion, here are the best pink house plants to add to your space. 

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Best Pink House Plants

Stromanthe Triostar

indoor plant with long slim leaves with stripes of pink and white

Pick up a Triostar to add unique, tropical vibes to your home.

This variegated houseplant comes with attractive long leaves that are striped with shades of pink.

To ensure the pink color stays, bright and indirect light is the way to go.

Placement near an east facing window would work well. Humidity is also key with this one, and don’t let the soil dry out completely.

It would do well with a light misting every few days.

If it’s happy and healthy, the Stromanthe can become a larger sized houseplant – up to 3 feet tall and 1.5 feet wide.

Purchase online: you can pick one up from a highly rated seller on Etsy.

If you love this plant, you will love the purple undersides of the Calathea White Fusion.

Calathea Rose Variety

water droplets on a green leaf with pink stripes

Somewhat similar to the Stromanthe, the leaves and foliage are a bit wider, but still painted with pink lines.

But it’s what underneath is the real star of the show – vibrant pink undersides of the leaves!  

Give it a home with bright indirect light and prop it up on a cute accent table to display the gorgeous underside of the leaves.

A healthy plant will sparkle and shine and look almost faintly metallic in the brightest time of the day. 

Since this is another plant originating from the tropics, a humidifier should guarantee successful growth.

If you have a small humidifier, place it a few feet away from your triostar (add bonus, your other nearby plants will love it, too).

Pink Caladium

a single heart shaped pink leaf

The pink Caladium is a true pink houseplant.

These are the plants where the edges of the leaves are green and pink in the middle.

They’re sometimes referred to as the Heart of Jesus or Elephant Ear plants. Not all varieties are pink, so look for the Florida Sweetheart (pictured), Fannie Munson or Heart to Heart varieties.

They prefer morning light – the perfect partner to enjoy your morning cup of coffee with.

If you’re up for a challenge, these aren’t the best houseplants for beginners.

Since it’s tropical, it will need water or a misting every other day. Easy to remember if you’ve got a matching rose gold watering can though! 

Pink Succulents

a pink, star shaped succulent

There are a few varieties of succulents that come in a nice blush color or have lovely pink edging.

Look for the Sedeveria Pink Granite, Echeveria Laui and Graptoveria varieties.

Remember – with succulents you need to provide consistent bright light.

And it’s better to under-water than over-water. 

Fittonia (Nerve Plant or Mosaic Plant)

pink nerve-like lines on green leaves

The name for the Fittonia is apt – they’re a tricky plant to take care of and will throw a fit when conditions aren’t perfect!

Don’t worry though, you’ll know as soon as you’ve neglected them too much because they will droop and wilt pretty dramatically, but can be brought back to life if you catch it in time. 

The pink color is scattered throughout the leaves similar to the way nerves are found in the body (hence the name).

Nerve Plants are low lying and like to spread or creep – they make a great trailing or hanging pot.

Place it in a pink pot to really bring out the color. 

Nerve plants like high humidity and would do well in a terrarium, as long as there’s no stagnant water.

They’re also one of the few pink houseplants that do well in lower light conditions, such as in front of a north facing window.

Hypoestes Phyllostachya (Polka Dot Plant)

Polka dot plant closeup of pink leaves

For beautiful splotches and speckles of pink all over the leaves, the Polka Dot Plant is a perfect pink indoor houseplant.

Water them every few days and place them somewhere that will give them a few hours of morning sunlight. 

These plants tend to grow tall and leggy without any maintenance.

Polka Dot plants like to bifurcate, so pinching them back just in front of a node will help them grow outward and more bushy.

Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen)

pink-leaf plant in a blue pot

This is your quintessential houseplant with pink and green leaves.

Not only can you find several pink varieties (my favorite is red valentine), the Aglaonema is one of the best air purifying plants.

Because of this, it makes a great plant for your bedroom or home office.

They actually prefer lower light conditions, but the pink colors will be more vibrant in an indirect and diffused sunlight room. Water when the top of the soil is dry. 

Anthurium (Laceleaf)

The Anthurium produces long lasting heart-shaped flowers (which aren’t actually true flowers, more of a different type of leaf).

It loves humidity and well draining soil, but not sandy soil mix like you would for a cactus. Mixing in orchid medium (chips) usually helps.

Keep it in a warm spot with indirect bright light.

Water when the top of the soil is dry – unfortunately you can’t rely on a weekly watering schedule for this guy.

If it’s growing and looks healthy but not flowering, try putting it closer to sunlight. 

Phalaenopsis (Pink Orchid)

closeup of pink orchid flowers

The dainty flowers on orchids exude femine vibes, especially the pink ones.

If your bathroom has a bright, frosted window, it will thrive.

When you’ve found the perfect spot in your home, there are a few things you can do to help your orchid rebloom once or twice a year to keep the pink flowers showing off. 

Mammillaria Cactus

You’ve probably seen grafted cacti at the local garden store, but the Mammillaria is one of the only cacti varieties that naturally produce pink blooms.

When the flowers do emerge, they cover the top of the cactus like a hat or a crown.

They’re also one of the more widely available cacti, often spotted at Home Depot and Ikea.

This type of cactus loves full sun, which is important to get it to eventually bloom.

Only water once it has completely dried out – that might mean once a week in the warm summer season and once a month in the winter.

Seasoned cacti owners will place their Mammillara cactus in a cooler spot over the winter to give it the signal that it’s dormancy time. This should help trigger a rebloom. 

Ruby Rubber Tree (Ficus Elastica Ruby)

Your Ficus likes a lot of bright light, especially the Ruby variety due to the variegation and color.

To keep it bright and vibrant, place it in a warm and sunny location, otherwise it will lose its fun color.

These ones can be a challenge to keep happy, though, so use these tricks to keep the color bright:

Since the variegated rubber tree doesn’t have as much chlorophyll, they don’t photosynthesize as well, so you’ll have to give them a little boost by keeping them in a sunny spot.

Wipe down the leaves once a month to get rid of dust to help them get enough light.

Also rotate it every couple of weeks to ensure even light to all the leaves. 

Psst...check out this adorable pink plant vinyl sticker set from Etsy (the perfect way to decorate your space if you can’t get your hands on any of these plants yet)

Kalanchoe Calandiva 

The Kalanchoe Calandiva, also known as Widow’s Thrill is a dense type of succulent that bursts with pink flowers.

They are drought tolerant plants, so perfect for plant parents who sometimes forget to water regularly.

Filtered bright light will help produce the most flowers. 

Which pink houseplant is your favorite? 

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