Pink succulents are just exquisite to look at and they change colors depending on the amount and intensity of light they receive. Pink succulents look great on their own and they also pair beautifully with other succulents from different color spectrums.
Pachyphytum Oviferum is a very rare and attractive succulent with pinkish chubby pebble-like leaves covered with a thin layer of white powder. It's highly sought after because many people love their lovely color and unique appearance.
Also known as pink mother of thousands, Kalanchoe 'Pink Butterflies' is a dramatic succulent with fleshy, spotted green leaves tinged with pink. Along the edges of each leaf, this plant produces tiny pink rosettes that look like resting butterflies.
Some succulent plants naturally get reddish tips on their leaves when exposed to full sun or extreme heat. The plant is coping with the extreme heat by producing a red pigment (carotenoids) on its foliage to protect itself from sunburn.
That's because stressors that might harm or even kill other plants—an extra touch of sun, heat or cold; even a drought resulting from the gardener's vacation—make many succulents come alive with color. Normally green and blue-green leaves heat up into a vivid spectrum of reds, orange, pinks, purples and yellows.
Rainbow succulents are real, colorful species of succulent plants. Many succulent species will change their colors in certain conditions, such as excessive sunlight and stress. Typical 'rainbow' species include echeverias, sedums, aeoniums, sempervivums, euphorbias, and aloes.
Probably best known of all blue succulents, Agave tequilana “Blue Agave” is a spectacular evergreen succulent native to Mexico. Its four-foot long lance-shaped leaves are blue-grey and have a brown central spine and sharp small spines at the edge of the leaves. The leaves form a six-foot-tall rosette.
Cacti often turn pink when they lack major nutrients, especially phosphorus. Your cactus needs phosphorus to make nucleic acids, sugars, and energy. Pink cactus may also result from magnesium or nitrogen deficiency. Yellowing, wilting, or paling are other signs of a nutrient-lacking cactus.
Aerial roots are just roots that grow on the stem of the succulent rather than the soil. They are usually pink or white in color. They form on succulents that are either not getting enough water or not getting enough sun.
Water. Perfectly watered succulents will almost always lose their color and revert to a plain green. If you are looking for color, consider not watering it so often. If you water once a week and the result is green leaves and foliage, test out watering it every 2 weeks.
Succulents need bright sunlight all day or at least 6 hours a day to become “stressed” and display their bright colors. If you grow succulents indoors, south-facing windows are a must to allow your plants to receive enough sunlight, grow healthily and maintain their vibrant red/pink color.
Pink Beauty can grow up to five feet tall and nearly just as wide. The fragrant flowers of this succulent are star-shaped, pink, and incredibly profuse. The Pink Beauty grows best in full sun but can survive on partial sun if that is all that is available.
Some succulents get a pale silver to white coloration from a natural wax that coats their leaves. This powdery coating is called "farina".
Echeveria can be grown in full sun in the north, but should be given light shade in the south. It requires sharply drained, alkaline soil and likes to be kept watered in spring and summer. It should not be watered during the winter.
A general rule of thumb is to repot succulents every two-years, at least as a way to provide fresh fertile soil. The best time to repot is at the beginning of a succulent's growing season - this gives the plant the highest chance of survival.
Growing up to 62 feet with a diameter of 34.9 feet and a trunk with a circumference of 109.5 feet, the African Baobab tree is the tallest succulent.
Indoor succulent plants should likely be watered approximately once a week. They need enough time to store the water in their leaves and for the soil to dry out between waterings. Follow these tips and techniques for watering indoor succulent plants. Use a watering with a small pour spout.
Grafted Cactus Origin
The bright red, pink, yellow, and orange colors are entirely natural. These neon-bright colors develop in mutant Gymnocalycium mihanovichii plants that don't produce chlorophyll—the substance that turns plants green. But without chlorophyll, cacti—and all other types of plants—would die off.
When growing cacti, one of the favorites is cactus with pink flowers. There are pink tinted cacti and those that just have pink blooms. If you're thinking of growing a different type of cactus in your landscape or as a houseplant, consider those that are pink. You'll have several from which to choose.
Pink Grafted Moon Cactus (Gymnocalycium mihanovichii and Hylocereus): Grafted cactus about 3.0" tall with a hot pink G. mihanovichii atop green Hylocereus root stock. The mutant cacti on top have no chlorophyll which exposes the pink pigmentation.
There are some dark succulents that appear black, and you can grow them as well. It's important to understand that these black succulents are not entirely black but dark. Some are deep burgundy, and some are dark maroon or purple.
Dolphin Plant, or String of Dolphins (Senecio peregrinus), is a rare variety of trailing succulent that looks like a pod of leaping dolphins. This uncommon hybrid is a cross of String of Pearls (S. rowleyanus) and Candle Plant (Senecio articulatus).
They do not exist. In fact, the image you see above is a shop that I photoshopped. It's not hard to do and can be easily done to fool you into thinking such a plant actually exists.