I’m so excited to combine my favorite color and plants in this post! Many people may think succulents are green, but they come in many other colors as well. Here are 20 pink succulents you must add to your garden!
As I’ve mentioned in the past, when I first heard about succulents, I assumed they all looked like a prickly cactus you might see out in the desert. As I got more into gardening, I found out that succulents come in all types and colors.
Since pink is my favorite color, I thought I would share with you some pink succulents you can add to your desert garden if you are looking for something a little different.
Some green succulents will change color if they are left out in the sun or grown during specific times of the year. Some of these desert plants stay pink all year long!
You can grow pink succulents on their own, or create a diverse succulent arrangement with these plants in an array of hues for a colorful display.
This echeveria looks like there are small raindrops frozen on each leaf on the rosette. The leaves are a light shade of green with red edges. The leaves turn pink or red when exposed to cold weather and bright light.
This crassula is one of several mentioned in this post. It is also known as variegata or calico kitten. This gorgeous succulent grows leaves in the shape of hearts in several colors.
Each leaf grows in pinks and greens. When grown in full sun, the leaves turn purple. These pink plants look great when grown in hanging pots due to their tendency to grow out and downward.
The large leaves on this succulent grow upward in colorful greens and pinks. Darken the colors by placing it in direct sunlight.
Sedeveria Pink Granite
This succulent is known as either sedeveria or pink granite. It grows thick leaves that are pink on minty green stems. Grow in a container where it has room to hang in any direction for an interesting look in your garden.
Aloe “Pink Blush”
This aloe is a hybrid of the popular aloe vera plant. It grows up to a foot wide and only five inches across, making it one of the smaller aloes.
The leaves grow in different hues of green with pink ridges and edges. Orange flowers grow from stalks in late winter or spring.
The beautiful rainbow echeveria is actually a variegated type of Perle Von Nurnberg. The leaves are striped instead of solid, with lines of green and yellow and pink highlights throughout.
These are great to add to containers where you want a little color. Check out my post on echeveria varieties to add more of these beautiful succulents to your urban garden!
Sedum Rubrotinctum “Aurora”
The scientific name for this pink succulent is sedum rubrotinctum. It is also known as pork and beans due to the plump, oval-shaped leaves it produces.
The plant grows leaves that are green and pink. You can enjoy darker pink leaves when the jelly bean gets more sunlight.
It blooms yellow flowers and is easy to propagate by carefully cutting off leaves and stems.
This echeveria is gorgeous with leaves that are shaped like rosettes. The leaves are gray-blue with some purples and pinks. The pink is more prevalent when this plant is left out in the sun.
When flowers bloom, they are a deep shade of pink. These grow well in full or part sun.
Pink Mother of Thousands
Another name for this unique succulent is Kalanchoe ‘Pink Butterflies’. Larger green leaves grow tiny pink plantlets in the shape of butterflies on the edges for a beautiful display of color and shapes.
This echeveria has a Hawaiian feel to its name, but its actually a native of Mexico. These succulents have light-gray and blue leaves with some pink in them.
Add echeveria from your own garden by learning how to propagate them!
Crassula Ovata “Pink Beauty”
The Crassula Ovata, or pink beauty is in the jade family of succulents. The plant is star-shapes with leaves and flowers that look like small stars. The leaves are in pink and green with pink flowers blooming at the top.
Pachyphytum Oviferum are commonly known as moonstones. They have thick, elongated leaves that grow in shades of pink, blue, and purple.
They love bright sunlight and are originally from Mexico, although you can find them in many places.
Here is another echeveria succulent to add to your collection. The large, pointy leaves grow in shades of purple and blue with pink outlines along the edge of each leaf. They grow flowers that are a beautiful shade of orange.
This echeveria enjoys full to part sun, but most grow well in bright light.
The scientific name for this plant is aeonium leucoblepharum. The succulent grows in a rosette shape, with leaves in pinks and greens. There are plenty of other varieties of aeoniums as well.
More commonly known as string of buttons, the leaves appear to grow on top of each other to form tall growths in greens and purples. The leaves are light green with dark, pink lines along the edges. The color of the leaves darken in the sun.
The scientific name for this succulent is Graptopetalum pachyphyllum. It produces small, thick leaves that form round shapes that grow around each other to look similar to a bouquet. The leaves are a light pink, which darken at the edges.
Neon Breaker Echeveria
This echeveria grows rosettes with leaves in colorful purples, while the edges are in shades of pink. Grow the succulent in direct sunlight to deepen the colors.
The rosette on this succulent takes its time to grow, but is worth the wait. Thick, pointy leaves grow in hues of bluish-green to silvery-gray with pink undertones.
This is another variety of echeveria available. Thick leaves grow a bluish-gray with dark pink tips. Grow with other varieties of echeveria for a beautiful display.
This pink succulent is more commonly known as the ghost plant. These originally come from Mexico, but are popular in the United States as well.
This succulent is made up of rosettes with pointy ends that grow in shades of lavender, blue, and gray with hints of pink throughout. The leaves turn pinkish when grown in full sun.
If you are lucky, you will enjoy seeing small flowers in different shades of pink bloom from this echeveria.
How to Care for Your Pink Succulents
Here are some tips to make sure your pink succulents last a long time for you to enjoy.
Most succulents require little care to keep them happy and lasting long in your garden or patio. Add them to a rock garden, as ground cover or pots.
I have all my succulents growing in pots. Some are small where it contains only one plant, while other containers are large enough for several succulents.
I like to mix and match my succulents in larger pots for an interesting display in my succulent garden. Experiment with your succulents to see what you like best!
If you are going to grow your succulent or succulents in a pot, make sure it has a hole in it. If not, most pots have a place where you can drill a hole or several holes so that the water can drain out. You don’t want to kill your succulent because of rotting roots due to water sitting at the bottom.
If you are going to grow your succulents indoors, most indoor pots come with a saucer at the bottom for water to drain from.
Make sure to plant your pink succulents in well-draining soil. A succulent and cactus soil mix works great. You can also make your own soil mix by combining two parts garden soil, two parts sand, and one part pumice or perlite.
You will want to water your succulents more frequently when they are getting established, but once they are settled in their new home, the soil can dry out between watering.
So these are some suggestions as to what pink succulents you should add to your desert garden? Which ones will you grow in your garden? Let me know in the comments section below!