Colorful Foliage is sought after by many outdoor and indoor container gardeners. We love green plants, but something about uniquely colored house plants makes our smiles widen. Some houseplants are naturally variegated or colorful, while experts diligently bred others into existence.
Either way, we want to get our hand on as many of them as possible. We’ve compiled a list of house plants with pink and green leaves for you, if you can believe it.
List of Houseplants With Pink and Green Leaves
1. Ti Plant
This evergreen shrub is usually planted outside but can make a stunning corner piece in any room that receives full to partial sunlight. The Ti plant is native to Hawaii and can grow up to ten feet tall and four feet wide.
It has wavy or straight sword-shaped long leaves that are wider at the base. The leaves are beautifully green with pink outlines and pink underneath.
They are called good luck plants and have pretty white, pink, purple, or yellow flowers blooming in the spring. Acidic to neutral well-draining soil is best for them.
For watering, wait for the top inch of soil to dry, and then water the plant until water trickles out of the drainage holes.
Discard any water that filled the plant saucer and ensure the pot isn’t too large for the plant. If the pot is too large, the plant won’t be able to use up the water in time, and the roots will rot due to being soaked.
These tropical plants prefer that temperatures stay between 65 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit and need monthly liquid fertilization. They are toxic to people and pets, so keep your little ones of all species away from them.
Aglaonema is a group of evergreen perennials with variegated elliptic leaves commonly referred to as Chinese evergreens. Some verities grow only ten inches tall while others reach two feet in height.
Some varieties with beautiful green and pink leaves are Aglaonema Pink Anyamanee, Aglaonema Prestige, and Aglaonema Pink Dalmatian.
These pretty plants need bright indirect light and high humidity. You can mist the leaves. Although green Aglaonema will survive in low humidity environments, you should take special care for pink ones.
The pink and green leaf houseplants don’t handle overwatering well. Wait for the soil to be 50% dry or water them once a week.
Keep the temperature between 65 and 75 Degrees Fahrenheit and fertilize them monthly during the spring and summer, which are active growth seasons, and cut back or discontinue it in the winter. They are somewhat toxic to pets.
3. Prayer Plant
Prayer plants are tropical, rhizomatous, clump-forming herbs, so it spreads by runners that can easily be separated and potted in other planters. Maranta leuconeura is called the prayer plant because its leaves fold up at night as if prostrated in prayer.
They have green leave with prominent pink veins, making them the best choice for someone who wants a subtler pink presence. There is also a Rose-Painted Calathea version that has big pink leaves.
Originating from the Brazilian rainforest, they like high humidity and temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. They want moist soil but not soggy. You must balance not letting the soil dry out without overwatering the plant.
Fertilize your prayer plant every two weeks in its growing season, starting from early spring to fall. You can reduce it to once a month or bimonthly in the winter.
4. Polka Dot Plant
Hypoestes phyllostachya is an herbaceous perennial shrub from South Africa and Madagascar. It grows a foot tall and has small, ovate green leaves speckled with pink or white depending on the variety. Some pink-colored types are:
- Pink Brocade
The polka dot plant has white or lilac flowers which bloom in the summer to the early fall, which is the active growing season of the plant.
You can prune these nontoxic beauties early to make them bushier so they have thicker foliage. They need moist, efficiently draining slightly acidic soil and partial sunlight. The soil should not dry out or be too soggy. You may rely on trial and error to determine the right watering schedule.
They like 50% or more humidity, similar to their natural habitat, and they cannot survive the cold. Do not let the temperature drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Do remember to fertilize them once a month during their growing season and discontinue it in the winter.
5. Madagascar Dragon Tree
The Madagascar Dragon Tree is a Dracaena plant with thinner leaves with pink and white stripes. The Dracaena maginata is an easy houseplant to care for, like most Dracaenas. It can grow 6 feet tall, but it is a slow-growing plant.
These plants need filtered or partial sunlight since direct sunlight will scorch their leaves. They do not need much watering, so if you see yellowing leaves, you are most likely overwatering them.
Remember to water them even less in the winter. They do fine in normal humidity but wouldn’t mind having their leaves misted occasionally.
Echeveria is a group of many colorful succulent plants with florets of leaves. They need basic succulent care. That means you buy a cactus potting mix, ensure they get plenty of bright direct sunlight, and water them infrequently.
You should also never overfertilize them. Instead of liquid fertilizer, choose slow-release fertilizer instead. Echeverias have flowers that bloom in the spring, which is delightful too.
Older plants need to be beheaded, or they will not produce more florets. That way, you can propagate many Echeveria plants. Beheaded Echeveria florets can be placed over some soil to grow new roots over ten days, or you can put them in flower bouquets.
Succulent bouquets and floral arrangements are beautiful and long-lasting. You can also propagate the florets after you are done with the bouquet.
Some pink varieties of Echeveria are:
- Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg
- Echeveria Bittersweet
- Echeveria Barbie Doll
- Echeveria pulvinata Ruby
- Echeveria Prism
- Echeveria Raindrops
- Echeveria Party Dress
- Echeveria nodulosa
7. Artillery Plant
The artillery plant is a tropical, almost succulent plant native to Florida, Mexico, and South America. Pilea microphylla is given their interesting name because of their equally interesting pollination mechanism.
Their green flowers explode to spread their pollen. Despite its small circular pink and green leaves, it might not be your first choice if you have a severe pollen allergy.
They are sometimes used as groundcover for shady areas and are called Frescura in Mexico. This herbaceous perennial needs shade or at least partial shade. They can handle the morning sun but not all day.
You must wait until the soil is dry to the touch between waterings, so you do not overwater it. Remember to fertilize it every five weeks to make sure it continues to grow healthily.
Begonias are a group of tropical or subtropical, perennial flowering plants with wide varieties of large variegated leaves and equally pretty flowers. Some types of begonia with pink variegation are:
- Begonia Madame Queen
- Beleaf Begonia
- Rex Begonia Pink Charming
- Rex Begonia Spit Fire
- Rex Begonia Christmas Curl
- Rex Begonia Plum Paisley
- Begonia Northern lights
You can buy them from nurseries or even online directly from growers. Begonias are extremely easy to care for. They need well-draining potting soil and infrequent watering, and they can grow in full sun and shade.
You can give them a few hours of direct sunlight every day. You need to feed them balanced plant food unless you are growing them for their flowers and foliage. In that case, give them blooming plant food regularly.
9. Pink Mother of Millions
The pink mother of millions is a member of the group of plants called Kalanchoes. These are tropical succulent plants with thick, pointy, long leaves with pink-colored leaflets growing along the edges.
The pink leaflets are why it’s also called Pink Butterflies. The leaflets are meant to be reproductive in function, but since they lack chlorophyll, they don’t take root and die when they separate from the plant.
They need ample bright light and some hours of direct sunlight. Too much intense sunlight might cause the tips of leaves to burn.
They need vermiculite-rich potting soil or regular succulent-specific potting soil. You only need to water these plants when the soil is dry or even a day after you notice it. These are interesting additions to your succulent collection and look great next to some pink Echeveria.
Coleus are tropical perennial herbs and shrubs with ovate dentate, commonly variegated leaves native to African and Asian topics. They come in simple green and green and pink, orange, purple, red, and yellow varieties.
Coleus Plants look the best when pruned to be luscious and bushy, so you have more pretty foliage. They need their soil to stay moist, so it has to have proper drainage, or its roots will stand in water and rot.
These plants thrive in partial shade and need to be fertilized weekly during the growing season in the spring and summer.
Coleus is a flowering plant, but most indoor and outdoor gardeners pinch off the flowers before they bloom so that the plant doesn’t spend energy producing seeds.
If your coleus is a few years old and the size you’re okay with, you can let it bloom and attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your open window. Some pink and green leaf coleus are:
- Picture Perfect Salmon Pink Coleus
- Pink Chaos Coleus
- Watermelon Coleus
- Chocolate Covered Cherry Coleus
- Alabama Coleus
11. Pink Elephant Bush
Portulacaria afra, commonly known as the elephant bush or dwarf jade plant, is a perennial succulent plant with small oval green leaves and a red-brown stem. They are slow-growing cascading plants. The elephant bush has white and pink variegated versions.
This plant is drought tolerant but does require watering in the summer. Overwatering is a huge issue with succulents, so wait until the soil dries completely and then water until it trickles out of the drainage holes. Make sure you use a sandy cactus potting mix.
Too much intense sunlight will burn the leaves, but it does need some time in the direct sun. Otherwise, leave it in a room with bright indirect sunlight.
12. Anthurium Tickled Pink
Anthurium andraeanum is an evergreen perennial shrub native to Columbia. It has heart-shaped green leaves and special glossy pink spathe leaves protecting its inflorescence spadix.
They grow almost two feet tall and grow very fast. They can tolerate the shade but do better in bright light and partial sun.
When grown indoors, they rarely produce their round berry-like fruit. They need moist, well-draining soil. Check to see if the soil is getting too dry to water again. You do not want the soil to dry or keep it too soggy.
13. Heart of Jesus Plant
Caladium bicolor or Heart of Jesus plants are tropical perennial shrubby herbs from tropical South America and the Caribbean. It has large wide arrow-head-shaped leaves that are pink in the middle and green on the outside.
They prefer partial shade since their paper-thin leaves will burn in the direct sunlight. This plant needs moist, acidic, and rich loamy soil to grow optimally.
You can mix organic compost in with a normal potting mixture. They need lots of watering, but yellowing leaves are a sign of overwatering.
Growing two or almost three feet tall, they have a bold presence in any space. Plant them alongside other caladiums or begonias for a nice foliage display. Some other pink caladiums like the Heart of Jesus plant are:
- Thai Beauty
- Pretty Pink
- Pink Splash
- Florida Sweetheart
- Pink Symphony
Who doesn’t love a splash of pink to brighten up a space! We have shared thirteen houseplants with pink and green leaves that you can enjoy. Some need minimal maintenance, while others have fussy requirements. Some are tiny, and some grow quite large.
Whether you have an impressive houseplant collection or just starting out with a hobby, you need a pink plant in your life. We are sure there is one on this list that fits your needs.
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