Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil
Looking for houseplants with pink leaves? Here are some of the most beautiful ones you’ll find.
Pink is a common color when it comes to flowers. But, that same cannot be said with foliage since most leaves have some shade of green or a bit of yellow in there.
That said, there are a few gorgeous pink leaved houseplants you can take advantage of if you want something more unique.
Houseplants with Pink Leaves
Philodendron Pink Princess
As you can already guess, these are known for their lovely pink color. But, they’re not all pink although you’ll see some leaves that are completely of the color.
In most cases, the pink princess features pink variegations. As such, the different leaves will have varying patterns. Some with more or less of this beautiful color.
The plant’s unique look is what makes it stunning to look at.
If you prefer something with more decorative designs that come with its pink leaves, consider coleus plants.
Do note that coleus come in many different colors. But, the pink and green varieties are very striking. Of course, you can opt for the pink chaos coleus which feature a darker and lighter pink combination.
What’s great is that there are many different coleus varieties that feature pink or pinkish hues.
Thus you get to choose from quite a few of them.
The mosaic plant is also known as a the nerve plant because of the all the very visible veins on its leaves. Botanically, they are referred to as fittonias.
However, it is those veins that make the plant very attractive as these can come in pink, red, green and white colors.
White is the most popular. But, I happen to like the pink ones a lot as well.
Mosaic plants are often grown as houseplants. In large part because they are native to tropical rainforests. As such, they are well-suited to indoor climate conditions.
They do well even in low light or partial shade. That said, they grow best when given indirect sunlight.
Mosaic plants look amazing in containers. But, you do need to make sure to give them well-draining soil.
Rex begonias are among the most beautiful types of begonias. And it may surprise you that they’re foliage plants and not flowering ones.
They are very popular houseplants and outdoor container plants because of the amazing colors their large leaves have. One of which is pink.
However, others feature multiple hues that are stunning as well.
As with many of the houseplants in our list, these are hardy to zones 10 to 12. As such, they are grown as annuals in most areas.
Rex begonia can grow up to 12 to 18 inches high. They thrive in partial to full shade and require light potting soil.
The stromanthe triostar is something worth considering if you want something more edgy.
It features lovely pink variegated leaves. And, it looks very much like calatheas. As such, they can sometimes be mislabeled in some shops or confused with these plants.
Another interesting thing about this plant is it is a prayer plant. That means come dusk, you’ll begin to see its leaves fold up as there’s less sun.
And, as the morning sun begins to appear, you’ll see its leaves open up again to absorb as much light as it can.
Growing up to 2 or 3 feet high, these are best grown in containers as floor plants.
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Polka Dot Plant
If you want something that isn’t too big or small, consider a polka dot plant.
I love this houseplant because it features a lot of pink in its leaves. While the color is common with flowers, it is less so with foliage plants.
As such, the larger patches of pink combined with he green leaves make it amazing to look at. That said, you may be interested in other variations as well including white, red and purple.
Polka dot plants, like many houseplants are tropical in nature. As such, it is hardy to zones 10 and 11. As a result, it is often grow indoors instead of outside.
Do give it part shade and rich soil to produce its best colors.
The wandering Jew is also known as spiderwort. Once again, these are tropical in nature hailing from the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.
If you live in USDA zones 9 to 12, you can keep them outdoors. But, they do just as well indoors as houseplatns.
Wandering Jews are small plants that grow to less than a foot tall. They enjoy full sun but will do okay in partial shade as well.
They are non-toxic which makes them a good choice if you have young kids and pets running around the house.
The dragon tree (Dracaena marginata) is another unique looking plant that features pink leaves. But, is very different from those featured so far in our list of houseplants with pink leaves.
For one it is a tree. And, its foliage look like long, narrow blades of swords.
It can also grow as tall as 15 to 20 feet tall outdoors. But, is more manageable indoors. Nevertheless, you still do need enough ceiling clearance.
With pruning you can keep them below 6 feet tall. But, in most cases, you’d want your home’s ceilings to be at least 8 feet high to give it some space.
Aglaonema is also popularly known as a the Chinese evergreen. These are somewhat similar to polka dot plants but feature much larger leaves.
The patterns on their leaves are not as soft either.
That said, these look amazing if you want something that will instantly catch the eye of your guests.
The allure of Chinese evergreen is in the contrasting colors of its foliage. These can come in silver, red or green with the latter being the most popular. Pink is another less common variation you might want to get if you want something unique.
These plants do well in both partial and full shade. as such, you can keep them indoors away from windows as long as there are fluorescent lights.
Calathea are among the most popular indoor plants. And, there are a few reasons for this.
They come in many varieties, most of which feature stunning looking stripes and veins. The most popular of which have light green colors matched with the darker green hues.
But, you’ll also find lovely variants with either pink variegations or veins.
The one drawback with calathea plants is they are a bit fussy when it comes to care.
This means you want to give it just enough filtered or indirect light but no direct sunlight. Moist but well-draining soil is likewise a must.
Rubber plants are botanically known as Ficus elastica. In their native Southeast Asia, these are large trees that can grow up to 100 feet tall.
Fortunately, they are care much, much more manageable when grow in containers indoors.
They are perfect houseplants if you want an exotic look. You oversized green leaves that are oval in shape. And, you’ll find species with lovely variegations as well. Among these are those with pink patterns.
Rubber plants ae grown as foliage plants. They are very easy to care for indoors because all they need is enough light, warm temperature and water. They are not fussy at all with these. So, as long as they get them, they’ll be happy.
African Milk Tree
African Milk Trees are tall plants (6 to 8 feet high) that resemble cacti. And, as you would guess, these are succulents.
They are native to Central Africa where they are often grown as hedges. As such, they are hardy to zones 9 to 12 and are best suited for growing indoors unless you live somewhere that has sunshine all year round.
African milk trees do best with bright, indirect light. They will likewise do okay in partial shade but wont’ grow as quickly which may be something you might want to do to keep it from getting too big indoors.
Arrowhead plants are a good option if you want something that climbs or trails. They can grow up to 3 to 6 feet long and are very easy to care for.
These get their name from the shape of their leaves. And, you’ll find many different colored varieties around, including pink, white and dark green just to name a few.