16 Types of Pink Houseplants

Houseplants have become a staple in most homes in recent years, and for good reason—they provide a touch of green, filter the air, and are a unique-looking (and living) piece of decor. But if you’re looking to grow some houseplants that are different than the rest, turn your attention to pink houseplants.

These vibrant flora are often cultivars of the houseplants you know and love, like philodendron or prayer plants, but with an added, colorful twist—they’re pink. Keep reading to learn about some of our favorite pink houseplants.

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Chinese Evergreen

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LIFE GARDEN STYLE

  • Botanical Name: Aglaonema
  • Sun Exposure: Indirect sunlight or fluorescent light
  • Soil Type: Moist and well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Aglaonemas (also called Chinese evergreen) come from Asia and provide unique foliage to low-light spaces. They’re less fickle than other pink houseplants, and their low-light needs make them the perfect pop of pink and green in an office or other space with fluorescent lighting.

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String of Hearts

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PLANT THE TOWN PINK

  • Botanical Name: Ceropegia woodii
  • Sun Exposure: Partial sunlight
  • Soil Type: Well-drained cacti mix
  • Soil pH: 6.5-7.5

String of hearts is a robust and easy-to-grow houseplant, making it a great pick for houseplant novices. Some varieties have pinkish-green leaves that add a touch of subtle color, and their vining qualities make them a great houseplant to hang.

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Orchid

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MEDINA INTERIORS

  • Botanical Name: Orchidaceae
  • Sun Exposure: Indirect and bright light
  • Soil Type: Moss or bark mix
  • Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Orchids’ delicate look and beautiful blooms have made them a popular houseplant for decades. They come in a variety of colors including, of course, pink. The most popular pink orchids are the phalaenopsis, dendrobium, cymbidium and vanda cultivars. When taking care of orchids, it’s very important to remember that they need very little water—think occasional heavy waterings with long periods in between to let the soil dry out.

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Prayer Plant

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ORCHARD NURSERY

  • Botanical Name: Calathea (Dottie)
  • Sun Exposure: Partial sunlight to full shade
  • Soil Type: Moist and well-drained
  • Soil pH: 6.5

Like orchids, there are many pink calathea varieties too. Calatheas can be tricky to grow, as they prefer warm, humid air (think greenhouse temps year-round), but their beautiful foliage certainly makes it worth it.

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Spiderwort

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PLANT THE TOWN PINK

  • Botanical Name: Tradescantia albiflora (nanouk)
  • Sun Exposure: Partial shade
  • Soil Type: Moist and well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.0-6.0

Tradescantia (nanouk), also called spiderwort, is a hardy houseplant that’s practically bursting with beautiful pink coloring. As this tropical plant loves warm and humid environments (and doesn’t require much sunlight), consider keeping it in your bathroom.

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Bloodleaf

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JOMO STUDIO

  • Botanical Name: Iresine herbstii brilliantissima
  • Sun Exposure: Bright sunlight
  • Soil Type: Rich and well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.5-6.0

The richly colored bloodleaf plant stands out with its deep red and pink hues. Though bloodleafs do best in bright light, they can also be grown in shadier spaces, but their coloring will be less vibrant. Bloodleaf plants do produce flowers, but these buds should be removed, as they are often considered unattractive and take away energy from the foliage.

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Black Lipstick Calathea

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PLNT CO

  • Botanical Name: Calathea (black lipstick)
  • Sun Exposure: Partial sunlight to full shade
  • Soil Type: Moist and well-drained
  • Soil pH: 6.5

This larger-than-life calathea is a showstopper in any room. Its oversized foliage and rich coloring makes it the statement plant your home has been looking for. For the warm and moist growing environment a calathea needs year-round, consider a terrarium.

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Pink Splash Aglaonema

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CARIB CULTIVATED

  • Botanical Name: Aglaonema (Pink Splash)
  • Sun Exposure: Indirect sunlight
  • Soil Type: Moist and well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Aglaonema (Pink Splash) has more of a vibrant color than the similar Chinese evergreen, but this richer pink means it needs more light than a Chinese evergreen too. This houseplant does best if it’s placed within six feet of a window and watered frequently.

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Polka Dot Plant

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ROYAL CAMBRIE

  • Botanical Name: Hypoestes phyllostachya (pink brocade)
  • Sun Exposure: Partial sunlight
  • Soil Type: Moist and well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

The sweetly named polka dot plant comes in a variety of colors, with each having the plant’s signature spotted and splotched look. One popular variety is (Pink Brocade), which features delicate spots and dots of dusty pink. Keep this houseplant out of direct sunlight, as bright light can make its color fade.

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Pink Princess Philodendron

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PLANTASTIC MR. FOX

  • Botanical Name: Philodendron erubescens (pink princess)
  • Sun Exposure: Partial sunlight
  • Soil Type: Loamy
  • Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

This perfectly-pink (and popular) take on the classic philodendron houseplant is sure to be a winner in any home. For plenty of color and variegation, ensure your philodendron has enough light—too much shade can make its colorful leaves turn back to green.

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Jewel Alocasia

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PLANT BAT

  • Botanical Name: Alocasia azlanii 
  • Sun Exposure: Bright, indirect sunlight
  • Soil Type: Well-drained and loamy
  • Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

This rare tropical plant was only just recently cultivated and made available for houseplant lovers worldwide. The jewel-colored tones of the foliage make it an especially elegant and stunning pink houseplant pick.

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Mars Marble Poinsettia

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  • Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima (Mars marble)
  • Sun Exposure: Partial to full sun
  • Soil Type: Loamy and well-drained
  • Soil pH: 6.0-7.0

The vibrant red of a classic poinsettia make it a holiday staple. But poinsettias can come in plenty of other colors too, like pink. The Mars marble poinsettia is filled with dusty pink foliage and will look just as at home in the spring months as it does in the winter ones.

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Calathea ‘White Star’

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PLANT BAT

  • Botanical Name: Calathea (White Star)
  • Sun Exposure: Partial sunlight to full shade
  • Soil Type: Moist and well-drained
  • Soil pH: 6.5

The perfectly pinstriped look of the white star calathea brings ornate and colorful detail to this luscious houseplant. To keep your calathea in tip-top shape, water it with filtered water or rainwater (calathea can be sensitive to the minerals found in some tap water) and make sure the top layer of the soil stays slightly damp.

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Pink Princess Tradescantia

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I HOARD PLANTS

  • Botanical Name: Tradescantia (pink princess)
  • Sun Exposure: Partial shade
  • Soil Type: Moist and well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.0-6.0

Like calathea, tradescantia also has multiple pink-hued varieties. Tradescantia has a tendency to get leggy—if that happens, trim off the leggy stems and move the houseplant to a brighter spot.

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Pink Splash Caladium

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CUBE HOUSE JUNGLE

  • Botanical Name: Caladium (pink splash)
  • Sun Exposure: Indirect sunlight
  • Soil Type: Rich and well-drained
  • Soil pH: 6.5-7.0

The vibrant leaves of the houseplant Caladium are not year-round—even in their native tropical habitat, Caladium’s foliage only lasts for a few months. But thankfully, the stunning color of the foliage makes their short season all the more valuable.

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Christmas Cactus

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  • Botanical Name: Schlumbergera x buckleyi
  • Sun Exposure: Partial sun
  • Soil Type: Loamy and well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.0-7.0

Another wintertime favorite, the Christmas cactus provides colorful pink blooms in the middle of a dreary and gray time of the year. But don’t let its name fool you into thinking it needs barely any water—the Christmas cactus is a tropical plant that needs to be watered at least once a week.

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