Succulents With Pink Flowers
by Succulent Market AdminSep 8, 2020
Flowering succulents are popular highlights for any landscape. Their intriguing foliage, textures, spines, and flowers are enough to leave anyone stunned at the beauty. You’ll find all sorts of different blooms in different species, ranging from shades of red, orange, pink, white, purple, and yellow.
If pink is your favorite color, many succulents create a sensational scene with several pink blooms. Here's a list of the best succulents that produce pink flowers.
1. Crassula Ovata ‘Pink Beauty’ Jade plant
Several variants of Jade plant exist, but Crassula Ovata is prominent for its fragrant star-shaped pink blooms that start appearing with winters' advent. The plump green leaves with a distinct orange outline are an attraction throughout the year, while the plentiful little flowers that appear in winter add a whole new angle to the landscape.
Like other succulents, they're easy to care for and will thrive as long as you don't overwater them. Plant them in well-drained soil and place the container at a sunny spot for best results, although they're tolerant to partial shade as well.
There are a few tricks you can use to trigger blooming. Water less frequently, and set up a cooler surrounding with an extended duration of dark hours to mimic the natural cycle that starts blooming.
2. Echeveria Elegans “Mexican Snowball”
Echeveria Elegans is popular by many more familiar names, like Mexican Snowball, Hens and Chicks, Pearl Echeveria, etc. They grow in rosettes of fleshy, blue-green leaves and bears pinkish-red flowers with yellow centers at the tip of long stems. These long stems shoot up the rosettes somewhere between the end of winter and mid-summer. Bell-shaped blooms that form on the tips stay in place for weeks and sometimes even months.
Grow them in a well-drained potting mix and place the pot at a sunny location. They enjoy the bright sunlight but need protection from the afternoon sun. If you have a Pearl Echeveria as a houseplant, choose a bright window that gets direct sunlight for at least a few hours each day. Water it enough to maintain moist soil, but don't overwater. Feed them with a balanced mix once a month during the spring and summer months to maintain healthy growth.
3. Crown of thorns
Euphorbia “Crown of Thorns” is another beautiful succulent that produces pink flowers. Growing it indoors is easy since it adapts well to the room temperatures and indoor humidity. It’s also quite forgiving when growing in the supervision of a forgetful homeowner. Even if you miss a few waterings or don’t feed it on time, it will thrive without complaining.
Place the plant at a bright window that receives at least 4 hours of sunlight every day. Temperatures between 65°F to 75°F work best for the succulent, which is already maintained in most homes. Let the topsoil dry to about 2 inches before watering and feed it with a liquid houseplant fertilizer twice a month during spring, summer and fall. For the winter months, fertilizing it once a month is sufficient.
When growing it in a warm climate, you'll see the tiny pink blooms appearing all year round. However, in the colder climates, flowers only appear once the temperatures are warm enough, usually between spring and fall. Besides pink, you'll also find varieties producing red, orange, yellow, and white flowers.
4. Christmas Cactus
Christmas cactus makes a beautiful succulent for the holiday season. It blooms just around Christmas time, flushing the surrounding in stunning shades of pink, white, purple, or red, depending on the variety you grow. Some species even produce yellow flowers, but those aren’t so common.
To trigger blooming between October and March, place them indoors, maintaining the surrounding temperature at around 60°F, with over 15 hours of complete darkness and only 9 hours of filtered light.
Don't water it too often, especially until the first flower buds appear. Allow the topsoil to dry a bit before you water it. Remember not to choose a large pot for your Christmas Cactus since blooming is more pronounced if it is slightly rootbound.
5. Emily Cobweb Houseleek
Sempervivum Arachnoideum 'Emily' or Emily Cobweb Houseleek is another beautiful succulent, famous for its beautiful star-shaped pink blooms. The green and red leaves grow up to 3 inches in diameter, held together with a web-like structure to give it a unique look.
Brightly colored flowers appear in clusters on the tips of long stems for even more attraction. Blooms appear during the summers, usually in July. Since every flower has both male and female parts, it's significantly easier for them to pollinate.
Plant it in well-drained potting soil or cacti mix and place it on a bright window. The houseplant appreciates bright sunlight, but will also tolerate some light shade. Water regularly during the spring and summer months, but do let the topsoil dry between waterings. Water it less often during wintertime.
So did you find your favorite succulent with pink flowers? Besides the five varieties listed above, countless other succulents produce pink flowers such as:
Stonecrop, October Daphne, Tacitus Bellus are also some popular names among the pink flowering succulents. You'll also find succulent varieties in other colors besides pink. Yellow, white, red, purple - you name it, and it's there!