Succulents are one of the most popular plants to have inside the house, as they don’t require much work and can survive quite a lot.
Alongside being convenient to have around, they are also aesthetically pleasing and the possibilities are endless when creating a succulent garden.
You might not have known this, but succulents can have flowers, too. If you would like to see a succulent with pink flowers, then here is a list of 20 types of succulents that bloom!
- Orchid Cactus
- Jade Plant
- Rock Purslane
- Christmas Cactus
- Zebra Plant
- Mexican Peacock Echeveria
- Baby’s Necklace
- Calico Kitten
- Mexican Snowball
- String of Bananas
- Jelly Bean Plant
- Pink Ice Plant
- Cobweb Hens and Chicks
- Crown of Thorns
- Pincushion Cactus
- Flowering Kalanchoe
- Aloe Vera
- Desert Rose Plant
- October Daphne
- Frequently Asked Questions
Orchids are a classic and a staple when it comes to indoor plants, and they are really nice looking too. There is a Cactus version that will be a magnificent addition to your succulent garden, as the pink flower it produces is quite a statement.
The stems of this one are broad and flat, and it’s usually found as cascading flowers in hanging baskets.
Cactus Orchids can grow up to 2 feet long, and during the year they don’t catch the eye too much, but that drastically changes once spring comes along.
The flowers appear in the spring, and to make sure they do, there are a few things that you can do: give a dry rest lasting 8 to 10 weeks in winter, keep the succulent plants in a bright place with indirect sunlight, and when it does bloom, don’t move it around.
The Jade plant is a succulent that is often found indoors in many homes, but besides the cute rounded foliage, it also has to offer sweet baby pink flowers.
Like most succulents, this one is hardy and low-maintenance.
When it comes to watering, you should be careful not to let a Jade plant go completely dry, but at the same time don’t drench it too much as excessive water can lead to root rot.
To grow properly, and therefore bloom nicely, your Jade plant will need time in full sun, so make sure to find a position like that for the pot. Also, if it gets a lot of sunlight, it will become more tolerant to higher temperatures.
If you’re looking for a succulent that will give you brighter and more intensely colored flowers, then Rock Purslane and its fuchsia flowering is the flowering succulent for you.
The Chile-native flower is great for beginners too, as it is mostly undemanding, and blooms for a prolonged period of time. It can be planted in containers and add up to your classic succulent garden indoors, but it is also often used in outdoor yards as a bedding flower.
Rock purslane can grow to be about 1 foot tall and it’s hardy to USDA zones 8-10 as a perennial, while outside these zones, it can grow as an annual. It is easy to grow succulent. To keep it alive you will have to plant it in a spot with full sun exposure and some well-draining soil.
Unless you’re growing it as an annual, you should prune your Rock purslane down to 6 inches in the colder months.
This succulent is a very popular indoor houseplant, and it blooms beautifully with pink, red, and white flowers. Even though this is succulent, it actually isn’t as resilient as most succulent plants and cacti are.
Christmas cactus should be kept in a bright place with indirect sunlight, east-facing windows, and bathrooms being ideal places. Make sure that the temperature surrounding the Christmas cactus doesn’t go over 70 degrees, and that the evening temperature doesn’t go below 60.
It’s best to keep the environment humid and make sure that when summer rolls around, you provide a place that has a lot of shade for your Christmas cactus.
The Zebra plant is a commonly found succulent, that is known for being among beginner-friendly plants. It can also be the right choice for you if you are looking for a flowering succulent with discreet and sweet flowers.
The foliage is stripped green and white, and the stem of the flowers is thin compared to the rest of the plant. As for the flowers, they are usually a baby pink or a white shade and will work great in a minimalistic space.
When choosing a spot for your Zebra plant, look for a place with a lot of shade, because, unlike other succulents, this one likes being in low light conditions, so it’s also great for keeping indoors. Watering should be balanced, as too much water creates a risk of root rot, but too little water causes the leaves to drop.
If kept in good conditions, you can expect blooms in late summer and early fall.
Mexican Peacock Echeveria
Mexican Peacock Echeveria is one of the many varieties of Echeveria, and a succulent that is present in many homes and pots. As the name suggests, Mexican Peacock Echeveria is native to Mexico and there it thrives in a dry and warm climate.
Just as most flowering plants, this one is easy to take care of. The silvery-blue foliage is usually tipped with red, and it usually reaches 6 inches in diameter, while it usually grows to be around 5 inches tall.
When it comes to flowering, it can develop bright spiky orange and pink flowers in the summer, and they bloom from a long stem that grows from the center of the succulent. Indoor flowers blossom as well as outdoors but they might have fewer flowers per blooming season.
Mexican Peacock Echeveria prefers a dry space that’s not exposed to direct sunlight, and it also doesn’t tolerate frost. When watering, don’t pour water on the rosette, and make sure the soil is completely dry before you do water.
Also known by the species name Crassula Rupestris, this species can be a good addition to your garden if your flowering succulents need a more exotic-looking pink companion. The flowers of this one are like tiny bouquets growing on the end of each stem.
Baby’s necklace is native to South Africa and prefers being in an environment usual for most succulents. When it comes to maintenance, just make sure you’re not overdoing the watering, as it can be fatal.
It is a very hardy plant, and it mostly stays on the smaller side, growing around 6 to 12 inches tall. When choosing soil, opt for one that is porous and well-draining.
Calico Kitten is another variety of the Crassula family, and it’s nice to have if you want to have a succulent with baby pink, almost white little flowers. The foliage is bright green and bordered with burgundy, but the leaves can be burgundy as a whole too.
Dainty flowers are usually blooming in the spring, but can also continue to bloom during the season. If you want to grow your Calico Kitten indoors, there are some tips that you should save.
Even though it needs a lot of sun, it shouldn’t be exposed to direct sunlight, especially in hot summer afternoons. When it comes to aesthetics, Calico Kitten looks best in a bit of shade.
The soil should be well-draining, and once all settled in the plants are quite hardy and drought tolerant, so like most succulents, it will need water only occasionally.
Another thing that is good to know is that the stems can be fragile, so if one breaks, you should simply plant it and grow a new plant, as it produces roots quite easily.
If you would like your flowering species to have bright pink, almost red flowers, then this variety of Echeveria will surely work for you.
Echeveria elegans is actually one of the most popular species of succulents in general, not just among flowering succulents, and you have surely seen it among other flowers and succulents. It has green leaves that also have blue and silver hues to them, and it is known for its rosette-shaped leaves.
Mexican Snowballs are also another example of easy-to-grow succulents, and when cared for properly, they bloom with flowers colored in a mixture of red, orange, and pink colors. Echeveria elegans blooms from early spring and throughout spring and summer.
These succulents also require being in several hours of direct sunlight. When winter comes, even in earliest days, you should reduce watering significantly.
String of Bananas
If you like your flowering succulents to have flowers that are delicate and discreet, then this interestingly named plant can be one of your choices. This one is actually a trailing plant, making it perfect for not just the garden, but hanging baskets as well.
The name String of bananas comes from the banana-shaped leaves, there are a lot of little green leaves on this one. This succulent can be kept either as a hanging, or as trailing upwards, so depending on if you want it indoors or outdoors, you can choose what to do.
Even though the blooms it produces aren’t too intense. they can be a nice flower addition in the spring. The String of bananas succulent likes being in full sun, and it grows to be around 30+ inches long.
Jelly Bean Plant
The Sedum Jelly Bean plant is a succulent loved by many, and easily recognizable by its jellybean-shaped green and red leaves even by those who are not succulent lovers. This sedum does belong to the flowering succulents, and they are very unusual flowering succulents at that.
The flowers these succulents produce are small and on the white and baby pink side. It can grow yellow flowers as well. When flowers do grow, they grow on a kind of thick burgundy stems that split into smaller stems, on which ends the white flowers bloom.
Flowers of this flowering succulent are usually blooming in late winter or early spring. You can grow the Sedum Jelly bean plant in both containers and the ground of your garden.
To maintain the color of the leaves, this sedum needs a lot of sun, and a great thing to know is that you can have this foliage survive even the hottest and driest conditions in the garden. If you decide to plant this sedum, you should know that is quite easy to plant and grow. Buried stems are all you need to plant this succulent successfully.
Pink Ice Plant
Pink Ice Plant is a succulent with very bright and vibrant pink flowers, that tend to be almost purple, so if pastel colors on flowering succulents are not your thing, then you should look no further than the Pink Ice plant. During mid and late spring, this succulent is blooming with bright flowers, that have a yellow center alongside the pink petals.
When it comes to foliage, the Pink Ice plant has a pretty unique one, with the green leaves looking like little pointy bubbles. These succulents are low and dense when they grow and are highly adaptable to sun and heat in the summer months.
As the Pink Ice plant is flowering during the summer, that’s when this succulent will need some additional water, but during winter, no moisture is really needed.
Cobweb Hens and Chicks
Even though this might be the strangest name among the flowering succulents, all that is forgotten once the majestic pink flowers appear. This daisy-like succulent is usually found growing outdoors, and it can grow all year round in most parts of the U.S.
The bright green succulent is recognizable because of the cobweb-like substance that covers the foliage of this species. Even though a flower rarely blooms on this flowering succulent, when they do it’s usually during mid and late summer.
If you don’t want this plant to be indoors, but rather in your garden, you should know that this succulent is often used as a ground cover, and it’s great at that.
Crown of Thorns
The name of this succulent sounds like something you might read in a fantasy book, and the flowers that bloom certainly look the part. Flowers of this succulent are usually pink or red, but yellow flowers are not rare either.
Even indoors, this plant can bloom more or less all year round. If kept outside, it can grow up to 3-6 feet tall, and as an indoor plant, it reaches around 2 feet tall.
As with most flowers that bloom, sunlight is the key factor when it comes to blooming, and the more sun this succulent gets, the more blooms there will be. Like any succulent, Crown of Thorns is not too demanding when it comes to water, just water it when you notice the soil has completely dried up.
During the winter this succulent will go semi-dormant so it will need even lesser amounts of water. When it comes to light, Crown of Thorns likes a lot of light, but if you live in an exceptionally dry climate, it will do the succulent some good to be in a bit of shade.
When it comes to flowering succulents and cacti, the Rose Pincushion cactus is probably the first picture that comes to mind. Shaped like the most basic cactus out there, this succulent can produce lots of tiny pink flowers on its top.
The flowers of this cactus are star-shaped when they bloom, and in the middle, they have a hint of green and yellow. Flowers appear in early spring, and for this succulent to flower, the environmental conditions must be perfectly met – water only after the soil has completely dried up, and keep it somewhere where the temperature is warm but not too hot.
To make sure you will get a flowering, when spring arrives you should hold off watering until several weeks into spring. Another thing to do in early spring is to apply some cactus food, and that way, flowering is guaranteed to happen.
Even though it belongs in the group of flowering succulents, the Afterglow succulent is a special one even when it comes to only the leaves. The leaves of the Afterglow succulent are blue, purple, and silver, with a pink and red border, making them look like something out of a fairytale cartoon.
When summer comes and the blooming of flowers does occur, you can expect them to be colored anywhere on the pink to orange spectrum. While brainstorming where to plant this hardy flower, you should have in mind that it will prefer to be outdoors and that it’s best to expose it to partial to full sun.
Like most succulents, it does love being in warm weather, but as long as it gets a lot of sun exposure, it will grow nicely just about anywhere.
Flowering Kalanchoe comes with flowers in a variety of shades, when blooming this Kalanchoe can produce red, white, purple, orange, yellow, and of course, pink flowers.
Kalanchoe has vibrant, shiny green leaves and like most succulents, it likes to be exposed to full sun, which is also the best way to ensure blooming. Watering is also typical for succulents – if you happen to forget it, it doesn’t really matter.
When it comes to flowers, Kalanchoe is blooming consistently throughout fall, winter, spring, and summer. During the whole year, you will have beautiful flowers around you.
Aloe Vera is a species of succulents that are used in a variety of industries and has been loved centuries back because of the many benefits it can produce. Besides the plethora of cosmetic products, Aloe Vera can also produce stunning flowers.
When blooming, Aloe usually has orange, red, or yellow flowers, but it is also possible to have a vibrant pink flower from these plants. Aloe can bloom during the summer, and it can grow to be up to 2 feet tall.
When it comes to light, Aloe Vera likes to be in a bright place, but not in direct sunlight as it can burn its skin. You should water your Aloe regularly even though it handles drought well, just wait until the soil has dried completely before you do. As this species goes dormant during the cold months, you should avoid watering it until the last of late winter has ended.
Related: Aloe Vera Indoor Plant Benefits
Desert Rose Plant
Desert Rose is an exotic kind of flower, native to Africa and Arabia. Even though the shape and the flower of this plant can be quite recognizable, it is probably best to know for the Sting song of the same name.
The benefit of having this flower is the fact that it’s extremely heat-tolerant and very easy to grow. You can plant it in a container and keep it on a patio or a balcony when the weather is warm, and it likes being in a garden too, but when the temperature gets colder, you should keep it inside of your home.
The swollen trunk of this plant is actually its water storage, and also an indicator of its health. If it’s swollen, then everything is okay, and if it’s thin, then more moisture is needed. Besides pink, the flower can be orange, purple, red, white, and even yellow flowers occur from time to time.
October Daphne is one of the pink flowering succulents that will look great in a hanging basket, so if that’s what you need, here are some things to know before planting it. It can also work well as a ground cover.
The flowers it produces are star-shaped and pink colored, and it’s very hardy when it comes to cold weather, as it can survive even -20 degrees! Yes, with a minus.
When it comes to watering, it needs about as much water as most succulent plants. October Daphne likes to be exposed to full sunlight and it can grow well indoors, but for getting the best flowers it’s best to keep them outdoors in either a container or a rock garden.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the most popular succulents and cactus plants with pink flowers?
Some of the most commonly kept include Orchid Cactus, Rock Purslane, Jade Plant, Christmas cactus, Pincushion cactus, and more.
Can a flower on a cactus plants or succulents be in other colors?
Yes, pink aside, a flower on these plants can be red, orange, yellow, purple and white. Sometimes they can be mixed, treating you with the most unusual spectrum of color combinations.