Succulent plants come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Popularly known as drought resistant plants or desert plants, when people think of succulents, different shades of green may come to mind.
In reality, we can find succulents in a rainbow of colors. One of my favorite succulent shades of all, and I have a lot of favorites, are the ones in shades of pink.
Pink succulents are just exquisite to look at and they change colors depending on the amount and intensity of light they receive. Pink succulents look great on their own and they also pair beautifully with other succulents from different color spectrums.
Here are 15 Stunning Pink Succulents You Would Love:
Pachyphytum Oviferum (Moonstones)
Moonstones are known for their plump, oval-shaped succulent leaves that range in shades of pink, purple, mauve and blue-green. They are native to Mexico and prefer bright sunlight. They need a well-draining soil. Allow soil to dry out in between waterings. They can tolerate mild frost.
Native to South Africa, these grow in clumps and remain short and low. Their leaves range from green, pink and purple in color and they have white threads or hair-like growth along the stems and around the leaves of the plant. These prefer a well-draining soil and are susceptible to fungal diseases if left sitting in wet soil. Needs bright but filtered light.
Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’
A very popular hybrid echeveria because of its beauty and hardiness. Rosette shaped leaves that are grayish-blue with a touch of purple and pinks. The purple and pink hues intensify with the amount of sunlight it receives. It produces attractive bright coral pink flowers. This echeveria prefers a bright location and will do well in full sun or partial shade with plenty of sunlight. Needs a well-draining soil.
This beautiful echeveria hybrid has wide leaves that range from lilac, mauve and powdery blue with defined pink edges. They produce bright deep orange flowers. Prefers bright sunlight but will tolerate different lighting conditions from partial shade to full sun. Needs a well-draining soil.
Native to Mexico, Echeveria Lauis have powder-blue grayish leaves with a hint of pink and mauve on the edges. These are very attractive plants and form beautiful flowers that are purplish-mauvish pink in color. Like most echeverias, they are easy to grow and care for. Provide adequate sunlight and a well-draining soil. Water when the soil is dry.
Native to Mexico, this gorgeous echeveria has powdery-blue leaves with pinkish tones on the edges of the leaves. Very easy to care for, grow and propagate. Can be propagated from leaf and stem cuttings, seed collection, or beheading. These can tolerate different lighting conditions but prefer a bright, sunny location. Forms attractive coral pink flowers. Needs a well-draining soil.
Sedum Rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’ (Pink Jelly Beans or Pink Pork and Beans)
Native to Mexico, Sedum Rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’ have small, jelly bean shaped leaves that are pale green, pinkish mauve in color. Its pink color intensifies when exposed to more sun. They produce bright yellow flowers. Sedums are very easy going plants and require very little care and attention. Provide plenty of sunlight and a well-draining soil. These are one of the easiest ones to multiply from leaf and stem cuttings.
Graptoveria ‘Bashful’ is a hybrid that forms stemless rosettes with thick, plump leaves that are pale apple-green in color and rose-pink hues on the tips. The pink color on the leaves intensifies when exposed to more sun. Prefers bright, sunny locations and well-draining potting mix.
Graptoveria ‘Debbie’ is a hybrid that are echeveria-like in appearance. They have thin, fleshy pointed leaves that are pastel purple-blue-gray in color which turn reddish-pink in full sun or under stress. This hybrid is very easy to grow and care for. Can be propagated from seeds, leaves or stems. Will tolerate full sun to partial shade. Let the soil dry out between watering. Plant in a well-draining potting mix.
Graptopetalum ‘Copper Rose’
Native to Mexico and Arizona, Graptopetalum ‘Copper Roses’ have beautiful rosettes that range from light yellow-green to purple, pinkish-mauve in color. The pinkish tones intensify when exposed to the sun. They need bright light to achieve their full color potential. These plants are easy to care for. Provide plenty of sunlight and a well-draining soil.
Graptopetalum Pachyphyllum ‘Bluebean’
Native to Central Mexico, these form low-growing clusters of mini rosettes with small, tight, plump leaves that are light blue-green in color with pinkish-red tips. The pink color intensifies with sun exposure, colder temperature, and stress. These are easy to grow and propagate. They prefer a bright location with plenty of sun. They need a well-draining potting mix. Water only when the soil is dry.
Graptopetalum Paraguayense (Ghost Plant)
Native to Mexico, they form rosettes with tight, wide leaves that range from pastel lavender to bluish-gray in color, with a hint of pastel pink when exposed to full sun. These are fast growing plants. They produce star-shaped white and yellow flowers. They prefer sunny or bright locations and a well-draining potting mix.
Graptosedum ‘Francesco Baldi’
Graptosedum ‘Francesco Baldi’ is a hybrid cross between Graptopetalum Paraguayense and Sedum Pachyphyllum. It looks very similar to Graptopetalum Paraguayense (Ghost Plant) except the leaves are narrower and plumper. It forms rosettes with stems that sprawl, spread and extend as they grow. The leaves are long and plump, ranging in colors from light blue-green, powdery blue-gray, and pastel lavender-pink. The plant produces bright star-shaped flowers. These are easy to grow and maintain. They do require plenty of sunlight and a well-draining potting mix.
Crassula Pellucida (Calico Kitten Crassula)
Crassula Pellucida Variegata (Calico Kitten) is a beautiful plant with colorful and heart-shaped variegated leaves. The leaves are a combination of different shades of green, from pale green to yellow green, and different shades of pinks and creams. They turn a dark purple when exposed to full sun. The plant trails and looks great in a hanging baskets. They produce white flowers. These need a well-draining soil. Water only when the soil is dry. Care for this plant can be tricky in the beginning, but they harden with time and with proper care.
Crassula Perforata (String of Buttons)
Native to South Africa, Crassula Perforata (String of Buttons) are very attractive succulents that sprawl and stack on top of each other as they grow. They have small, tight leaves that appear to spiral around their stem. The leaves are pale, light green in color with rosy pink edges. The color intensifies when exposed to more sun. String of Buttons go very well with other pink toned succulents and they look great when planted together. Care for this plant is easy. Provide adequate sunlight and a well-draining potting mix.
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