We're all about plants these days, and discovering new varieties that knock our socks off. Who knew there were so many types with super, eye-catching leaves and interesting colors? Just recently, in fact, we stumbled across a whole crop of plants that are actually pink. Beautifully, amazingly pink.
Calathea Triostar (Stromanthe Sanguinea): Graphic designer Noémie Cédille has one in her Paris apartment, which she terms " Ma Petite Jungle," and loves the striking variegated leaf patterns. These are closely related to the marantha family and like to be moist, but not wet, and don't do well in direct sun (and might lose their amazing color).
Nerve Plants (Fittonia Albivenis): These plants are known for their distinctive feathery veins. Although the most common color is white, you can also find other colors: the pale pink variety, seen above, is particularly beautiful. These plants need constant moisture and shouldn't ever dry out, so terrariums are a location for these humidity-loving plants. They also don't like full sunlight, and their leaves will brown with too much exposure.
Variegated Rubber Plant (Ficus Doescheri): We've written about our love for these plants before, and remain big fans of these low-maintenance beauties, especially the ones with variegated leaves. Although these can grow to towering heights, keeping the plants in small pots will restrict their growth. We spotted this slightly pink one in a nursery over on 100 Layer Cake-let.
Wandering Jew (Tradescantia Tricolor): Little and Lush shared her beautiful plant on Instagram and we're smitten. This variety is tougher to source but once you find one they are versatile and very easy to care for, making this a very good indoor plant to have around. Too much light and you'll scorch the leaves. Too little, however, and you lose the color and pattern.
Pink Princess Philodendron (Philodendron Erubescens): This plant has leaves that look like someone went a little crazy with a paintbrush. Leaves are splashed, spotted, and streaked with color. Amanda of Wit & Whistle said she had a hard time finding hers (seen above) but finally found a start online. They grow well in bright indirect light indoors and like moist but well-drained soil.
Polka Dot or Freckle Face Plant (Hypoestes Phyllostachya): Confetti Hypoestes is a versatile, easy to grow plant that is typically known for its unusual and striking foliage colors. Its vivid color pattern is a popular and eye-catching addition to a miniature garden container. Keep soil moderately moist, but not constantly soaked. Also lead image above.
Tri-Color Oyster Plant (Rhoeo Spathacea): Also called Moses in the Cradle, this little beauty's leaves is golden and pink-ish on the top, and purple on the undersides, which are pretty dramatic and striking. It works both indoors and out, and — even better —is easy to take care of. It needs medium to bright light and water once a week or two, depending on conditions.