It’s a fact: filling your home with houseplants has enormous benefits, and many relate directly to your health.
As well as purifying the air you breathe, house plants reduce stress and provide a link to nature without stepping outside of your door.
Choosing the right plants can be a little more tricky; there are so many, but here is a list of the top 12 indoor houseplants with beautiful pink leaves to get you started.
1. Chinese Pink Evergreen
The Chinese Pink Evergreen is one of the easiest and most versatile plants you can keep in your home. With its vibrant green leaves and deep pink veins, it’s unusual and striking.
Originating from the Asian undergrowth, the Chinese Pink Evergreen, or Aglaonema, is one of the few houseplants that are happy in a slightly more shaded position away from a window or in a north-facing part of the house.
2. Prayers Plant
The unusual Prayers Plant is nothing short of stunning. Every leaf is a masterpiece with its intricate detail and pure precision.
This delight is so named because, at night, its leaves fold up, imitating praying hands. This plant needs a little more care and attention to thrive.
Place it in bright, indirect sunlight and provide it with frequent, warm-water mistings.
3. Black Lipstick Calathea
The Black Lipstick Calathea is almost mystical in appearance. Its green leaves are so dark, they’re practically black, and the pink frill provides magnificent contrasts.
For this plant to thrive, you’ll need to replicate the warm, humid conditions of the rainforest, although you can do this easily with a spray bottle.
What’s more, the large surface area of these leaves makes them particularly adept at keeping the air around you clean.
4. Syngonium Pink Neon
The unusual and rare appearance of this plant makes it a real head-turner. The calming soft pink tones and arrow-shaped leaves will stun anybody entering your home.
Despite its delicate looks, however, it is relatively low maintenance. You can encourage this plant to turn even pinker by placing it in brighter but indirect sunlight.
To thrive, make sure to keep your Syngonium Pink Neon lightly watered but not wet.
5. Calico Kitten
There are many joys to the Calico Kitten Crassula, including its vast array of colors, including pinks, purples, creams, and greens.
It has a vast spread of delicate heart-shaped leaves and can be grown indoors or out, as long as temperatures don’t dip much below freezing.
At first, they can be a little challenging to grow, but they are robust and grow with ease once they harden. Due to this little delight being succulent, beware not to overwater.
6. Perle Von Nurnberg
Perle Von Nurnburg, so-called because of its pearly appearance, boasts layer upon layer of succulent leaves. Each leaf is a greyish purple with a pink hue, with the younger leaves towards the center tending to be a more intense pink.
Long red stems emerge during the summer months, and coral-colored flowers stand proud above the leaves.
These are hardy little plants and can withstand temperatures as low as -3 degrees Celsius; however, they are happiest in warm, bright, indirect sunlight.
7. Madagascar Dragon Tree
With its air-purifying qualities, slow growth, and hardy nature, the Madagascar Dragon Tree is perfect for those who lack confidence in keeping house plants.
Although it is slow-growing, it can eventually reach heights of up to 6 feet, making it the perfect focal point for a room.
Because it can deal with drought and poor conditions, this beauty will not be too concerned if you forget to water it. It may start to look a little sad but will soon bounce back when you restore its correct conditions.
Despite its beauty, the Dragon Tree is toxic to our furry friends, so watch out that they don’t get too close.
8. Christmas Carol ‘Aloe’
This stunning succulent lends itself to the festive season’s color scheme with intricate rosettes of dark green fleshy leaves with a deep pink edge, hence why it is acquired the name, Christmas Carol.
With an almost alien appearance, it is a fascinating feature plant that is small and slow-growing, so a perfect addition to any room.
Intensify its color by positioning it in bright, indirect sunlight, and you can propagate it by using the offset plants or cuttings from the main plant.
9. Earth Star
The Earth Star plant, or Bromeliad Cryptanthus Bivittatus, is a striking and distinctive South American plant that initially grew on the rainforest floor. Because it is so easy to grow, the Earth Star is a perfect beginners’ plant.
Keeping this beauty in indirect sunlight and remembering to water the soil rather than the foliage will give this plant the best chance to thrive.
Once the Earth Star has flowered, the mother plant tends to die away; however, between the leaves, new growth will take its place.
To propagate, remove these pup plants and pop them into their soil, cover with plastic, although providing ventilation, and the root system will develop in a matter of weeks.
10. Pink Polka Dot Plant
The Polka Dot Plant, so-called because of its spotty leaves, is an eye-catching perennial from Madagascar.
These plants differ from each other; some will have smaller dots, whereas others merge to create larger sections of rose pink, and you can also find them with white or red spots.
Perfect for an area with filtered light and preferring a humid environment, the Polka Dot Plant, or Hypoestes phyllostachya, will happily grow in a pot or make a great addition to your flower beds.
11. Pink Nerve Plant
Native to Peru, this little gem is an unusual treat. Acquired its name due to its pink veins that contrast beautifully with green, you can also find this plant with white or red veins.
The Pink Nerve Plant may be small, but it is mighty, and demands care. Drooping leaves will soon let you know it’s thirsty, but it will thank you by perking back up after watering. The joy of this little number is that it thrives in full to partial shade with only dappled light- this reflects their natural habitat below the tropical rainforest canopy.
12. Pink Jellybean
Equipped with sweet, succulent leaves, the Pink Jellybean plant or Sedum Rubrotinctum looks like it has arrived from another planet. But be warned, although this plant looks good enough to eat, it is toxic to children and pets.
Needing a sunny windowsill, the Pink Jellybean is a small plant with a lot to offer. As long as you provide excellent drainage, the Pink Jellybean is a doddle to care for.
These beauties are accustomed to drought conditions, and to keep the juicy leaves looking their best; only water them when they start to wrinkle.