These Perky Pink Plants Will Brighten Up Your Garden

Typically we think of plants as green and flowers as "colorful" -- pink, purple, yellow, and more. However, there are a number of plants that have pink foliage, giving them more color throughout the year. If you're looking for something that adds a bit more interest than a typical green plant, give one of these varieties a try.

Shrubs and succulents aren't the only pink options for plants. The Japanese Maple tree has delicate purple-pink leaves. Many will get brighter pink foliage in the spring and early summer. In Japanese culture, this tree symbolizes grace, beauty, and peace.

Japanese Maple

Philodendrons are a popular houseplant, but the 'Pink Princess' cultivar will add more color and life to your home. If you want your plant to have even brighter pink leaves, make sure you give it plenty of light. More light means more pink!


This petite succulent has a beautiful blend of hot pink and green. It forms small mounds with clusters of rosettes in each one. You might notice little white strings between the leaves, which are totally normal. 

Anacampseros 'Sunrise'

The leaves on Caladium plants almost look like a painting. You'll find ribbons of magenta mixed with lighter pinks and deep greens. This tropical plant is grown for its colorful foliage. 

Pink Beauty Caladium

There are many varieties of Coleus with unique colors and patterns. Many of them include vibrant pinks and deep maroons with hints of lime-green. Lighting is really important to keep these plants colorful. 


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