House plants are really great — they purify the air around them, are good for your mental health and your energy levels, and can even make you live longer (true story). But do you know what’s even greater? PINK house plants. If the selection at your local Bunnings just isn’t doing it for you any more, why not add one of these millennial pink beauties to your burgeoning garden? We promise that you’ll be able to keep them alive (at least for a few weeks).
Stromanthe Sanguinea ‘Triostar’
This bad boy is native to the rainforests of Brazil so it likes plenty of moisture and shade. Keep it out of the direct sunlight in a room that doesn’t get too cold. For best results, pop the plant in the kitchen or bathroom where the humidity will keep those rosy leaves nice and happy.
Wandering Jew (Tradescantia Tricolor)
If “very hard to kill” is a criteria all your house plants have to meet then the Wandering Jew is for you. This plant does really well in a hanging basket or a pot and likes a lot of light (but not too much!). Basically, as long as you keep it indoors, it’ll be fine. Water it regularly in the summer and a little less in the winter and mist the leaves if they start turning brown at the tips. Easy peasy!
Philodendron ‘Pink Princess’ (Philodendron Erubescens)
Finally, a plant that perfectly matches my personal brand! ‘Pink Princess’ is a pretty tropical vine that grows well indoors in indirect sunlight. It also likes moist but well-drained soil and warmer temperatures. Same.
Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes Phyllostachya)
Say hello to your new fave plant. This little guy is super cute and super easy to look after. Keep it in bright indirect light — the sun will bring the pink colour out in its leaves — and make sure the soil is moist but not soaked.
Nerve Plant (Fittonia Albivenis)
These plants get their names from the coloured veins that spread across their leaves. They are trailing plants that LOVE humidity and are best kept in terrariums. Nerve Plants prefer dappled sunlight to direct sun and need to be misted a few times a week.
‘Tricolor’ Oyster Plant (Rhoeo spathacea)
The Oyster Plant, also known as Moses in the Cradle, will transform the dankest terrace house into a tropical paradise. Native to Central America and Mexico, the vibrant plant likes bright light and lightly-moist soil.