Succulents are the reigning darlings of the plant and design world — so many colors, other-wordly shapes, irresistible plump leaves… All in a low water-usage, low maintenance flower form. But if you’re looking for succulents in stunning pink hues, you have many to choose from — here are our favorites, along with some general care instructions.
And hang with us — while some succulents have easy to pronounce common names (hello, Jelly Beans!) many are simply known by their more tongue-twisting botanical Latin names.
7 Pink Succulents
- Pink Jelly Beans: Also called Pink Pork and Beans, the botanical Latin for this one is Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’ — let’s stick with Pink Jelly Beans. The leaves are small, jelly bean-shaped that are pale green and pink-mauve, with bright yellow flowers added just for fun. Like most succulents, the pink color is brighter with more sun exposure.
- Graptoveria ‘Bashful’: This one produces longer, thick and plump pale green leaves that have rosy pink tips, almost like lipstick.
- Graptopetalum ‘Bluebean’: Clusters of little rosettes feature small, pale blue-green leaves with a wash of pinkish-red from the middle of the leaf to the tips. It looks dainty but is tougher than dirt.
- Graptosedum ‘Francesco Baldi’: This succulent resembles one that is commonly known as “ghost plant” but it has slimmer and plumper leaves. And with leaf colors ranging from blue green, blue-grey, and pastel lavender-pink, you have your pick of favorite colors all in one luscious plant.
- Calico Kitten Crassula: Complete with an adorable name, Calico Kitten is a charmer with tiny heart-shaped leaves in shades of pale green, yellow green, pink, and cream, deepening to a dark purple with more sun exposure. With a lovely trailing habit, it’s ideal for hanging baskets or spilling over container edges.
- Anacampseros rufescens: This low-growing and clumping succulent has leaves with green, pink, and purple hues with white threads that grow along the stems and around the leaves.
- Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’: This rosette-shaped succulent has grayish-blue leaves tinged with lavender and pink, along with bright coral pink flower spikes. The pink/lavender color intensifies a bit with more sunlight.
Most succulents are so easy to grow, it’s almost embarrassing. Follow these general care tips, and then refer to more specific tips for the succulents you are growing.
- Light: Give them full sun to part shade — the more intense the sun where you live, the more afternoon shade you should give them.
- Water: Regular but infrequent watering is key — let them dry out in between waterings to avoid rotting. A couple of waterings per month is usually sufficient.
- Soil: The soil must be well-drained — no clay soil, no moisture-retaining potting soil. If you’re using your succulents in containers, use soil mixes that are created for cacti and succulents. It’s a thing.
- Fertilize: Mix two parts All Natural Potting Mix with one part horticulture sand and then add an organic granular fertilizer. Kellogg Garden Products Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer works great with succulents!