For some reason I am good at keeping greenery alive but when it comes to flowers – struggle street! But did you know you can find house plants that can give you some extra colour through their leaves? There’s no denying that pink is having a resurgence at the moment and its about to come back with indoor plants.
I always say that one of the best things about indoor plants is that they are naturally more hardy. After all, they need to survive in an environment that is not natural to them! So the plants listed below aren’t hard to maintain. As long as they are getting some natural light, water and a quality fertiliser in the warmer months, they should be fine.
You may have heard of some of these plants before, but did you know you can get different versions that produce coloured leaves? Here’s my top indoor plants with pink foliage.
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Variegated Rubber Plant
The Rubber Plant, or Ficus Elastica, is a popular indoor plant that is quite hardy. Look out for the variegated versions, where the leaves have a watercolour-style pink edge that will eventually fade to a white yellow. These leaves literally look like they have been painted on! In the picture above my rubber plant has a variegated and an original version in the same pot.
Cordyline Pink Diamond
Another variation plant, the Cordyline Pink Diamond is a broad leaf plant that grows in a palm-like manner. Cordylines are a tropical plant, so if you live in an area that gets frost or too cold, its best to keep them indoors anyway. They are quite hardy and like a brightly lit spot, although they can survive in low light too. There are a few other versions of the Cordyline with leaves that range from pink to more fuschia-burgundy, so ask your local nursery what is available in your area.
Philodendron Pink Princess
Philodendrons are a popular choice of indoor plant for the way they cascade over shelves or climb their way to the ceiling. Have a look at the Philodendron Pink Princess, which has bright bursts of pink in big sections on the leaves. The colour can range from bright pink to burgundy. Keep in mind the pinks will be the brightest when they leaves are new and getting enough light.
Tricolour Prayer Plant
These compact plants look great in pots. They are naturally green but the tricolour version showcases great light and dark pinks. Like the name symbolises, the prayer plant’s leaves fold up at night time as if its praying. The prayer plant may be the most challenging to grow of the above pink foliage plants.
Do you have any indoor plants with pink foliage? What’s your favourite? I’d love to hear of any others you know about!
Oh man, now I really want one of those pink princess philodendrons! Adding to my wish list. I actually have a variegated rubber plant, which was pink when I got it, but then it lost almost all of the pink. I was in a plant shop and overheard someone asking about care for those, and the woman working there mentioned that they need bright light to stay pink! So I ran home and moved my plant to the brightest window in my house, and I think the pink is coming back, slowly. I wouldn’t be surprised if these examples are all subject to color loss without enough light.
That’s so interesting! Thanks for the tip Rachel 🙂 My pink rubber plant is right next to a window so I haven’t noticed any fading, absolutely loving having more colour inside xx