It might surprise you to learn that succulents can sometimes have the most spectacular flowers even though they’re generally grown for their interesting fleshy leaves and stunning form.
These pretty flowers can come in many different colors, but those with pink flowers are particularly attractive. Here is a collection of our favorite succulents with pink flowers, enjoy!
Succulents With Pink Flowers: 16 Amazing Plants
1. Calandrinia spectabilis (Rock Purslane)
This attractive low-growing succulent has the most amazing vibrant pink flowers that grow on really long stems (24 inches or 60 cm) above the plant. The flowers themselves can reach a diameter of around 2 inches (5 cm) and only last for one day. But, new flowers will open successively right through the season until the fall.
The leaves of this shrubby succulent are diamond shaped and quite attractive in their own right. The plant can grow to a height of around 8 inches (20 cm).
2. Crassula coralita
This lovely compact succulent is ideal for growing in a pot as it only grows to a height of around 6 inches (15 cm). The leaves are quite plump and a soft gray-green color. The flowers appear on tall stems in clusters and are a beautiful coral pink in color. These generally appear in the fall.
3. Delosperma cooperi (Purple Ice Plant)
This lovely succulent will reward you with a carpet of pinkish purple flowers from early summer and into the fall. It’s another low-growing plant that is ideal as a ground cover, especially in a bright sunny spot in your garden.
The fleshy succulent leaves are quite small and needle-like and these can be completely hidden when the plant starts to flower. This hardy succulent is just perfect for growing beside a pathway or scrambling over some rocks in a dessert garden.
4. Disocactus nelsonii
This is an epiphytic cactus that has green succulent branched stems that will trail over the edge of a hanging pot as they get longer. The large flowers are a bright pink color and quite outstanding. These can be up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) long.
Being an ephiphytic species means that these plants like much more water than regular succulents. However, they should not be allowed to sit in water for long periods. It’s best to grow these plants in a hanging basket filled with good quality orchid mix. They also prefer a fairly humid environment.
5. Echeveria elegans
This popular succulent has the prettiest bell-shaped flowers that are a reddish-pink with yellow tips. They appear from late winter through to mid-summer. The plant itself is also quite charming with compact rosettes of spoon-shaped succulent leaves.
These leaves are a blue-green color which contrasts really well with the bright flowers. When grown in full sun, the leaves can become tinged with red on their outer edges.
6. Echinocereus rigidissimus var. rubispinus (Rainbow Cactus)
You will be absolutely amazed by the large pink flowers on this columnar cactus. These massive flowers can reach a diameter of 4 inches (10 cm) and have bright pink petals with pure white centers.
The columnar stems of the cactus have short pink spines that add to the attractive appeal of this plant. These can grow to a height of around 10 inches (25 cm). The flowers appear in late spring and almost dwarf the cactus stem beneath.
7. Euphorbia milii var. roseana (Crown of Thorns)
While many Euphorbia miliis have red flowers, this particular variety has delicate cream ones that are flushed with pink around the outer edges of the petals. Euphorbias are succulent shrubs with upright branches that have sharp spines on them.
This particular variety can grow to a height of around 3 feet (90 cm). The flowers are not actually flowers but are known as cataphylls. These are bract-like leaves that are modified and cannot photosynthesize because they lack the green chlorophyll.
8. Hoya carnosa (Wax Plant)
There’s nothing quite as spectacular as the flowers on a wax plant. They do vary in color but can often be pink with darker pink or red centers. The flower heads themselves are known as umbels and these can contain around 10 to 30 very small star shaped flowers that are almost perfectly symmetrical.
9. Hylotelephium sieboldii (October Daphne)
This lovely low-growing succulent not only has attractive fleshy leaves that are tipped with red but also the prettiest pink star shaped flowers that grow in the ends of the long trailing stems. This plant was previously known as Sedum sieboldii.
This plant is ideal for growing in a hanging pot so that the long stems can trail down over the edges of the pot. Interestingly, this succulent is somewhat deciduous in that the foliage will die down over winter and new growth will appear again in spring.
10. Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi (Lavender Scallops)
This Kalanchoe variety has the most interesting salmon pink bell-shaped flowers. It is also known as Bryophyllum fedtschenkoi. This plant can grow to a height of around 2 feet (60 cm). The fleshy leaves are blue-green in color.
Flowers are borne on upright stems in large clusters but the plant also produces decumbent stems that can grow along the ground and take root in places where they touch the soil..
11. Mammillaria bombycina (Silken Pincushion Cactus)
As you may be aware, all cacti are also succulents. And, some of these can have the most spectacular pink flowers. This is just one of them. Apart from being quite an attractive plant without the flowers, when it blooms, this cactus is just striking with the ring of pink flowers that form on the top.
These flowers appear in spring and summer and can last quite a long time on the plant. This cactus has gray-green columnar stems with lots of short sharp spines. Each stem can grow to a height of around 8 inches (20 cm) and a diameter of around 2.4 inches (6 cm).
It’s the perfect plant to grow in a pot on a sunny windowsill or outdoors in your dessert garden.
12. Mesembryanthemum cordifolium ‘Variegatum’ (Baby Sun Rose or Heartleaf Ice Plant)
The flowers on this succulent are the most stunning bright pink in color. They appear in the center of individual whorls of leaves and are daisy-like in form. They make quite a striking contrast to the variegated foliage in colors of lime green and white or cream.
This plant has undergone a name change, like so many other succulents. Formerly, it was known as Aptenia cordifolia ‘Variegata’. It’s quite low-growing and great as a ground cover or to trail over the edges of a hanging planter.
The pretty pink flowers are also a great attractant for butterflies and bees so if you’re growing fruits and vegetables in your garden that need pollination, this plant is ideal for growing nearby.
13. Opuntia polyacantha (Prickly Pear)
There’s no denying the striking beauty of the bright pink flowers on the prickly pear cactus. These lovely blooms appear in early summer and can be up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) in diameter. These flowers can also be yellow in color on some variations of the plant.
The cactus has oval pads that are dark green and covered in spines. These can reach a height of around 16 inches (40 cm). However, it can spread quite profusely to a width of around 10 feet (3 meters).
The plant also produces fruits that are cylindrical and brown in color with short spines.
14. Portulaca pilosa (Kiss Me Quick)
This is a short-lived perennial succulent that has the most delicate pink flowers. The plant has a sprawling habit with narrow fleshy leaves that are green in color. The pretty little flowers grow in terminal clusters from late spring right through until early fall.
Quite often these plants are grown as annuals with seeds that have been kept from last season.
15. Schlumbergera truncata (Thanksgiving Cactus)
Most people would be familiar with the Thanksgiving cactus as it is widely grown around the world. It can have flowers in a wide range of colors and one of these is pink. The segmented flattened stems make this plant ideal for growing in a hanging pot as these trail over the edges.
The flowers grow on the ends of the stems, so the more stems there are on your plant, the more flowers it is capable of producing. That’s why it’s recommended that you trim off some of the stem segments after the plant has flowered so that you can have two more stems growing from each spot where you made the cut.
The beautiful tubular flowers on this succulent can be up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) long and appear in fall and winter.
16. Tacitus bellus (Chihuahua Flower)
The flowers on this small succulent are absolutely spectacular. They are bright pink in color with a darker pink stripe along the center of each petal. These flowers grow on erect stems above the succulent rosettes with up to 3 brightly colored flowers on each stem.
Each of the succulent rosettes can grow to a diameter of 3.2 inches (8 cm) with interesting symmetrical leaves that end in a sharp, pointed tip. When in flower, the flower stems will sometimes cascade over the edges of the pot that the plant is growing in.