The existence of many types of succulents presents a great challenge to choose the best ones for your unique needs and interests. In this article, we will do our best to help you get more information about these plants, their varieties, and explain Pink Succulents in detail.
Succulents are great for temperate, warm, but also cold places, they are drought resistant because they have thick leaves that they use to store moisture. They store water in their leaves, they can withstand the sun for a long time with very little water, which is very good for people who are not at home often because of work or hectic life. They require very little attention and can last a very long time while adding liveliness and structure to any home.
TYPES OF SUCCULENTS
According to Debra Lee Baldwin, bestselling author of Designing with Succulent the succulents are classified in the next varieties:
SUCCULENTS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS
Succulents are plants that give people a huge selection of colors, which is definitely something more challenging when you want to propagate them in the garden.
The color pink is most often associated with carnations or roses, but the same can be attributed to certain succulents, which have beautiful pink colors.
1) Echeveria laui
Echeveria laui is characteristic of Oaxaca in Mexico and can grow up to six inches in height. The leaves are rose-shaped, which can be round and up to five centimeters wide. Combined with the gray-blue tone of the thick leaves, it adds the attractive color that this plant offers.
It grows best in well-drained soil in a dry place in the sun. They are not completely resistant to frost and need much less water in winter than in spring or summer.
2) Pachyphytum Oviferum ‘Pink Moonstone’
It also originates from Central Mexico and has hints of peach color blended into pink. It has a basic pink color, including blue-purple leaves. Its leaves are covered with a white or silver film known as farina. It has small flowers (about 4 inches in diameter) and the stems can grow up to 8 inches in length.
They thrive best in a partially sunny place and they also do not like frost. It requires occasional watering, which makes it easier for them to grow.
3) Sedeveria ‘Pink Granite’
This is a great option for choosing a beautiful plant for those looking for a subtle flash of color.
This is a hybrid plant, which has stunning mint green stems and skinny pink leaves.
The best place to grow is a partially sunny area or a brightly lit area indoors.
4) Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’ – Jelly Bean
This wonderful plant has the shape of a bean, which is why its other name is Jelly Bean. The flowers are small and yellowish-white and the leaves are juicy and colorful, about 2 centimeters long. At the beginning, the leaves are green and end with a pink tip. Its stems grow about 6 inches, but this plant can grow to an area of about 36 inches.
This plant also originates from Mexico.
The plant is easy to maintain, requires occasional watering, good drainage, and little sun.
5) Crassula ovata ‘Pink Beauty’
This is a variation of the jade plant that also has thick stems and shiny leaves. It can grow in height and width up to 5 feet, which makes it impressive. It has pretty pink flowers in the shape of a star, it tastes delicious and fragrant.
It requires a lot of sun, but it also thrives in partially sunny places, like other succulents, occasional watering and winter are not very pleasant for it. It can be propagated from leaves or stems.
6) Crassula pellucida ‘Variegata’ or ‘Calico Kitten’
Crassula pellucida “Variegata” or “Calico Kitten” originates from South Africa. With its colorful, heart-shaped colorful leaves, it is popular in gardens and is ideal for hanging baskets or as a ground cover. Its stems are green and can reach up to 12 inches.
It thrives best in partial sun or indoors in a brightly lit area. Like many other succulents, they are not happy in frost areas.
They are easy to grow and reward with a beautiful look.
7) Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’
This plant has fascinating powder-coated leaves that are gray-pink in color. They can grow up to about 6 inches, and in the summer months, this plant emerges from a long stem that has both pink and yellow flowers.
Anyone can grow this plant, and it thrives with very little watering, but it needs proper soil. Propagation can be from leaves or stems of cuttings, and even by seed.
8) Aloe ‘Pink Blush’
It is a small hybrid of Aloe, which reaches only about 1 foot in height and about 5 inches in width.
It has an interesting variety of leaves in green and pink along the edges. In the late winter months and early spring, it blooms with bright orange flowers, which is a really beautiful color!
They are characterized by simplicity in care and are found in most lush gardens. In winter, they do not even require water, and they thrive best in well-drained soil, because a large amount of water can harm it.
9) Graptopetalum paraguayense ‘Ghost Plant’
There are other plants called “Ghost Plant,” but this one is native to Mexico and has interesting leaves that are triangular in shape (rosette-shaped). They can grow to a diameter of about 6 inches and have the most beautiful shades of blue, purple, and pink.
The plant thrives best in the sun and becomes pink the more it is exposed to it.
It requires very little watering and many growers tend to prune these plants to bring them to a fuller or rounder shape.
They are easy to grow and can be propagated either from their leaves or stems.
10) Graptoveria ‘Douglas Huth’
This is a hybrid – a combination of echeverria and graptopetalum. It has thick gray-green leaves that turn pink. The pink flowers are delicate, and the rosettes can reach up to 8 inches in length.
It prefers dry conditions and does not tolerate frost. They are easily grown and propagated, and inexperienced gardeners succeed in that.
11) Echeveria ‘Rainbow’
Like ‘cousin’ Perla Von Nurnberg, Rainbow has green-yellow striped leaves with pink edges. They can grow up to 6 inches, although they do not require much attention.
They thrive in places with a lot of sun and well-drained soil with a little more watering compared to other succulents.
They are used for central decorations and accessories in many gardens, which need color – especially pink!
DANGEROUS SUCCULENTS: CAUTION!
Certain succulents can be dangerous, especially if found near children, pets, or human thin skin in general. Here is a list of succulents to avoid or be very careful with if you want to take risks:
- -Euphorbia, yuccas, opuntia
- -Agave Americana
- -CACTI – Barrel and columnar
- -CACTI – CHOLLA (Cylindropuntia spices)
- -CACTI: OPUNTIA SPECIES
If you want to know more about Succulents this Succulent Identification Chart can help you find your plant: