Are you bored of a ‘green-only’ garden? Maybe it's time to add some splashes of color! If you are thinking of flowering plants, then think again. While they are beautiful to look at, they are quite laborsome. This time, why don't you give a chance to colorful succulents?
Yes, succulents make for great houseplants. They do not need too much attention and are easy to grow. Succulents are great for those who are new to gardening. While most succulents come in green, some can be quite colorful. For instance, pink succulents. The unexpectedly beautiful hues of pink succulents can easily elevate the beauty of your collection.
How to turn your green succulent colorful?
Did you know you can bring home a green succulent, and you can bring out vibrant colors in them with some simple effort? Yes, succulents display sparkling colors when stressed.
A few varieties of aloe, aeoniums, crassulas, echeverias, sedums, kalanchoes, sempervivums, and euphorbias are among these. We will discuss them after some time. But before that, let's see how you can turn your green succulent colorful.
Succulents need to be kept in bright sunlight all day or at least 6 hours a day to become stressed and display their bright colors. If you have succulents, keep them near south-facing windows and allow them to receive enough sunlight, grow healthily, and turn into vibrant red/pink color. However, make sure there are no objects like trees or buildings to prevent them from getting natural sunlight.
Succulents prefer a mild climate with temperatures ranging from 60°F to 80°F. However, some succulents can tolerate temperatures as low as 40°F or as high as 90°F.
Some soft succulents turn deep colors in high temperatures from 80°F to 90°F. As the temperatures drop, their color intensifies. These colors are accentuated from the cold (but not at freezing temperature) over an extended period. But make sure that temperatures are neither too low (below 40°F) nor too high (over 90°F); otherwise, it can harm your succulents.
The right size of containers also plays an important role in maintaining the vibrant color of succulents. Avoid underpotting your succulents—give them enough space to grow and spread. At the same time, do not overpot your succulents. Being planted in a pot much larger than the succulent can hinder its growth because the roots spread out before the succulent has time to catch up.
Ideally, you should keep half an inch of space between the succulent and the edge of the container.
Types of Pink Succulents
It is also known as the sunrise succulent. It is a big fan of good sun rays. This beauty is native to South Africa and grows in a dense mat of rosettes. Sunrise succulents grow up to 6inches in height. This hardy plant can go days without water and will turn pink the longer it's placed in the sun. But remember to be patient with this as it takes a long time to become pink.
It is also known as the moonstone succulent for its almost opalescent-looking hue and chubby pebble-like leaves. This succulent can range in color from pink to blue and thrives in full sunlight all year round. However, it cannot handle too much heat. It’s a very slow-growing tree and can live up to 400 years!!
This plant received its nickname Jelly Bean because of its plump shaped colorful leaves. When fully grown, each leaf gets about two centimeters long and green with pink tips. The plant can spread 36 inches wide and is native to Mexico. Jelly Beans are perfect plants for gardening beginners since they thrive in a little neglect. So, if you forget to water it or tend to it, don't feel bad. Once a week watering with plenty of drainage and partial sunlight will help your plant look its best.
This adorable succulent is also known as Calico Kitten and is originally from South Africa and is known for its variegated, heart-shaped leaves. When stressed its delicate leaves become green and white in color with pink margins. This makes an ideal addition to any garden in a hanging planter or as ground cover. Calico Kitten likes either partial sun or bright indoor light. They are not frost-tolerant plants and must be protected during cold weather. They are easy but slow to grow.
Pink Blush Aloe
Pink Blush is a small-sized hybrid Aloe and grows up to about one foot tall and five inches wide. Its leaves come in different shades of green with pink ridges.
Like other aloe plants, pink blush too can grow without much fussing and tending. It prefers relatively infrequent watering with almost no water during the winter months. It enjoys well-draining soil but can not withstand overwatering.
Also known as Rainbow, this pretty succulent is a variegated form of Perle Von Nurnberg. It has vibrant green and yellow striped leaves with pink highlights. The ruffles along the leaf edges can distinguish this succulent. It grows in rosettes that can measure up to six inches in diameter.
Like other Echeveria, the Rainbow also is incredibly easy to care for, especially if you are a beginner in gardening. It prefers well-draining soil and infrequent watering. They grow a beautiful shade of pink when kept in full sun, but they must be protected from frost.
Dragon’s Blood Sedum
Dragon Blood Sedum is an incredible succulent with hot pink flowers that bloom in summer. Its leaves are green in warmer weather but turn a gorgeous wine red in cool temperatures.
It has red scalloped leaves that form a thick ground cover. Once planted, it tolerates long drought and neglect. However, the plant must have excellent drainage to thrive. The plant should be kept in full sun to get the thickest foliage.
That’s it from us? Which of these beautiful succulents are you ready to welcome to your home? We have all kinds of pretty succulents. Check out our collection. You can propagate these succulents to grow more. Check out our blog to learn more about how to propagate succulents.