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Top 20 Gorgeous Pink Succulent Varieties!

One of the many (many) reasons we all love succulents is the gorgeous colors they come in, beyond the expected green. Pink succulent varieties are among the most sought-after. Pink succulents are lovely on their own, in an attractive pot; but they’re even more striking in arrangements when paired with varieties that complement them. Picture your favorite blue, black or silver succulent paired with one in pink! So, I have compiled this list of my top 20 pink succulents that you have to see to believe.

My Favorite Pink Succulents

These pink succulents are not exotic varieties that are hard to come by — each of these is easily sourced. And, while there are many succulents with pink flowers and possibly more varieties with pink tips, and still others that flush pink for a couple of months out of the year — they did not make this list. These are truly pink succulent varieties you are simply going to love!

{Please note, some links in this post may be affiliate links to sites that pay me a small commission if you click on the link and make a purchase. This commission is at absolutely no cost to you. I only recommend products and companies that I have worked with and truly love! ~Kat}

Pachyphytum oviferum - Pink Moonstone - pink succulent with others in the background
Pachyphytum oviferum – Pink Moonstone

Pink Succulent Varieties

Each of these lovely pink succulent varieties deserves your consideration, but if you’d like to skip ahead to your favorites, click the links below:

Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg

Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ photo credit Carrie Weekly

Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg is an exquisite rosette succulent that hovers between shades of pink and purple. As robust and easy to grow as it is beautiful, this Echeveria is likely the first to come to mind when thinking about pink succulent varieties. It is often the first succulent to capture a newbie’s heart. Epicuticular wax gives this beauty a silvery sheen.

Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg thrives in bright, filtered light to partial sun, with its pink color more pronounced in more sunlight. Rosettes reach up to 5″-6″ and the plant is hardy to zone 10 (30° F / -1° C).

Sempervivum ‘Old Copper’

Sempervivum ‘Old Copper’, photo credit Mountain Crest Gardens

Sempervivum are some of the most colorful of all succulents, which is why so many made my list of the 20 best pink succulents. Sempervivum ‘Old Copper’ ranges through several gorgeous shades of coral-tinged pink from fall through spring. in summer, it is a pink-tinged green.

Sempervivum ‘Old Copper’ thrives in full sun to partial or filtered sun. While it can be grown indoors, it will not develop it’s gorgeous colors inside. Rosettes reach 5-6″ across, and the plant is hardy to zone 5, (-20° F / -29° C).

Crassula pellucida variegata ‘Calico Kitten’

Crassula pellucide Calico Kitten
Crassula pellucide variegata ‘Calico Kitten’

The variegated version of the lovely Crassula pellucida flushes a deep, rosy pink when grown in direct sunshine. The small, heart-shaped leaves of this pink succulent form thick mats of foliage that soften the edge of containers and tumble over the side.

Crassula pellucida variegate ‘Calico Kitten’ grows well in partial sun to filtered sun, or even bright, indoor light. The rosy coloring is best when grown in more light. The stems reach about 6″ tall, before draping over to trail. Hardy to zone 10 (30° F / -1° C).

Sempervivum ‘Jungle Shadows’

Sempervivum Jungle Shadows
Sempervivum ‘Jungle Shadows’, photo credit Mountain Crest Gardens

The gorgeous pink rosettes of Sempervivum ‘Jungle Shadows’ retain their pink hues spring, summer and fall, to deepen to a rich plum in winter, that develops a scarlet blush in deeply cold environments. I particularly appreciate the form of this beauty! The leaves are protected by epicuticular wax.

Sempervivum ‘Jungle Shadows’ grows well in partial sun, filtered sun and full sun. The pink coloring is best when grown in more sun. The rosettes reach 3-4 inches, and this plant is hardy to zone 5, (-20° F / -29° C).

Echeveria ‘Afterglow’

Echeveria afterglow - a pink succulent by Kim Pearson
Echeveria ‘Afterglow’, photo credit Kim Pearson

Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ reacts to full sun and the high heat of summer with a dazzling display! This pink succulent has thinner leaves that are well protected by epicuticular wax, giving the pink leaves a silvery sheen. This pink succulent is a champ in the garden or in containers. Afterglow is simply spectacular paired with Senecio “Blue Chalksticks” or Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’.

Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ rosettes grow over 8 inches across(!) and thrive in partial to full sun. More sunshine brings more color! Hardy to zone 10 (30° F / -1° C).

Sempervivum ‘Zulu’

Sempervivum 'Zulu'
Sempervivum ‘Zulu’, photo credit, Mountain Crest Gardens

Sempervivum ‘Zulu’s pink-tipped spring-time rosettes flush a rich coral pink for summer, and carry the deeper color right on til winter, when they become a deep plum. Epicuticilar wax adds silvery accents to this pink succulent. While all Sempervivum form “chicks”, Zulu is particularly generous. Utterly gorgeous planted with hardy Sedum in silvery tones, and dark burgundy Sempervivum!

Sempervivum ‘Zulu’ rosettes grow 5-6 inches across. While ‘Zulu’ grows well in partial or filtered light, full sun brings out the best color. Hardy to zone 5, (-20° F / -29° C).

Pachyphytum oviferum “Pink Moonstones”

Pachyphytum oviferum - Pink Moonstone by Khun Anne 5
Pachyphytum oviferum “Pink Moonstone”, photo credit Khun Anne

Pachyphytum oviferum forms cubby, oval leaves arranged in loose rosette forms. These leaves flush in delicate shades of pink, peach and lilac. and give this plant the nickname “Pink Moonstones”. The leaves gleam with silvery epicuticular wax or “farina”.

Pachyphytum oviferum “Pink Moonstone” thrives in filtered or partial light. Protect your Pachyveria from full sun, or the leaves will sunburn! This lovely pink succulent grows 6-8 inches tall, with the rosettes reaching 3-4 inches across. Hardy to zone 10 (30° F / -1° C).

Sempervivum ‘Lowe’s 60’

Sempervivum 'lowe's 60'
Sempervivum ‘Lowe’s 60’, photo credit Mountain Crest Gardens

Sempervivum ‘Lowe’s 60’ is such a lovely pink succulent! From spring through fall, the wide-leafed rosettes are a rich, luscious pink, with a pop of lime green at the heart. In winter, the cold brings a deep plum purple tone to the leaves that is exquisite when peeking through the snow.

Sempervivm ‘Lowe’s 60’ grows beautifully in filtered to partial sun or full sun. You guessed it – the color is typically best when grown in a lot of sunshine. Rosettes reach 5-6 inches across. HJardy to zone 5, (-20° F / -29° C).

Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’

Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’

Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’ is one of my all-time favorite pink succulents! Glossy, pudgy, pink-tipped leaves look like little jelly beans, leading to the common name “pink jellybean plant”. The colors range from mint green to soft baby pink, to rose, right on up to hot pink and even burgundy, depending upon the growing conditions. This whimsical plant sprawls on semi-trailing stems.

Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’ thrives in partial to full sun. The coloring is most vivid when grown in a good amount of direct sunshine. Hardy to zone 10 (30° F / -1° C).

Sempervivum ‘Desert Bloom’

Sempervivum 'Desert Bloom'
Sempervivum ‘Desert Bloom’, photo credit Mountain Crest Gardens

Sempervivum ‘Desert Bloom’ is the next exquisite entry in our list of pink succulent varieties. Wide-open rosettes shade from deep raspberry at their throats to a silvery pink at the tips. Come winter’s chill, ‘Desert Bloom’ flushes a rich purple.

Like other Sempervivum, ‘Desert Bloom’ thrives in partial sun to full sun, and the coloring is most vivid with plenty of sunshine. Petite rosettes are just under 3 inches across. Hardy to zone 5, (-20° F / -29° C).

Kalanchoe ‘Pink Butterflies’

Kalanchoe 'Pink Butterflies' - pink succulent byTess bacaron
Kalanchoe ‘Pink Butterflies’, photo credit Tess Bacaron

Kalanchoe ‘Pink Butterflies is a variegated sport of K. delagoensis x K. daigremontiana. This dazzler earns its spot on my list of pink succulent varieties not with the freckled foliage of the plant, but the many, bright pink plantlets that form all along each slender leaf.

Those who know ‘Pink Butterflies’ parent plants as Mother of Millions and Mother of Thousands may expect this beauty to be wildly invasive, and those varieties tend to be. However, the cause of the bright pink color is that these plantlets have no chlorophyll in their leaves. Consequently, they do not simply root and grow where ever they drop like the green versions do. You can sometimes propagate your Pink Butterflies by the plantlets, but it does take some care. Taking stem cuttings is a more reliable propagation method for this beauty. This Kalanchoe is a well-behaved plant that is a robust grower and absolutely magical in its appearance.

Kalanchoe ‘Pink Butterflies’ performs best in filtered to partial sunlight, and can even grow indoors with a lot of light. The plant grows 12 – 36 inches tall and is hardy to zone 10 (30° F / -1° C).

Sempervivum ‘Shawnee’

Sempervivum Shawnee - pink hens and chicks
Sempervivum ‘Shawnee’, photo credit Mountain Crest Gardens

Sempervivum ‘Shawnee’ is another, stunning, pink Sempervivum whose rosettes shade from dusty rose to pink to apricot through the changing seasons. Epicuticular wax adds a silvery sheen to the pink leaves, shimmering in the summer sun.

Sempervivum Shawnee grows best in partial sun to full sun, and holds her coloir well, especially with a lot of sunshine. Huge rosettes reach 7-8 inches across! Hardy to zone 5, (-20° F / -29° C).

Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’

Graptosedum alpenglow
Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’

Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’ (aka G. ‘Bronze’ or G. Vera Higgins’) is another personal favorite. Rich, deep salmony-pink rosettes formed by thick, iron-shaped leaves spice up any succulent arrangement or craft. Easy to grow, this pink succulent is such a charmer.

Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’ can be grown in bright light indoors, or outside in filtered light to partial to full sun. The color is richest in at least partial sunshine. Rosettes reach about 2 inches across and 6-8 inches tall. Hardy to zone 10, (30° F / -1° C).

Anacampseros telephiastrum f. variegatum ‘Sunrise’

Anacampseros pink succulents in black nursery pots tse
Anacampseros ‘Sunrise’

Anacampseros telephiastrum f. variegatum ‘Sunrise’ (how’s that for a mouthful?. It commonly goes by the name of Anacampseros ‘Sunrise’) is a gem! This gorgeous little pink succulent has a big personality! Rosettes of bright pink and emerald green wedge-shaped leaves are very low-growing, often just 1-inch tall. A peculiar characteristic of Anacampseros is that it develops silky whiskers or filaments from its center. These are often mistaken for signs of insects, but in fact, are an adaptation to hot, dry climates. In severe droughts, Anacampseros filaments catch dew, and funnel it to the plant.

Anacampseros ‘Sunrise’ can grow indoors in bright light, but truly thrives in partial to full sun. Rosettes reach just 1.5 inches across. The bright pink leaves sparkle in any mixed arrangement. Hardy to zone 10, (30° F / -1° C).

Echeveria shaviana ‘Pink Frills’

echeveria Shaviana Pink Frills - pink echeveria
Echeveria Shaviana ‘Pink Frills’

Echeveria Shaviana ‘Pink Frills’ is a stunning pink succulent with wide rosettes made up if long leaves that gently crinkle along the edges. Covered with epicuticular wax, the leaves have a somewhat milky appearance, with shades of pink, apricot and plum shining through. “Pink Frills” is stunning paired with black succulents like Aeonium ‘Blak Rose’ or Echeveria ‘Black Prince’, or the burgundy stems and variegated foliage of Portulacaria ‘afra‘.

Echeveria Shaviana ‘Pink Frills’ loves sunshine, and looks her best when grown in full sun. The rosettes reach at least 7 inches and up to 8. Hardy to zone 10, (30° F / -1° C).

Sempervivum tectorum ‘Mettenianum’

Sempervivum tectorum 'Mettenianum' - oink succulent hens and chicks
Sempervivum tectorum ‘Mettenianum’, photo credit Mountain Crest Gardens

Sempervivum tectorum ‘Mettenianum’ is the 7th Semp on my list of top pink succulents, but you see my problem, right? Each is so beautiful and different from the others, it would be a shame to miss one! This beauty is a particularly robust Semp, pupping generously. Its rosettes flush warm, dusty pink, peach, apricot, plum and raspberry throughout the seasons for a delicious display.

Sempervivum tectorum ‘Mettenianum’ performs best in partial to full sun. Rosettes reach 3-4 inches across. Hardy to zone 5, (-20° F / -29° C).

Sedum Sunsparkler® ‘Wildfire’

sedum sunsparkler wildfire
Sedum Sunsparkler® ‘Wildfire’

Sedum Sunsparkler® ‘Wildfire’ will take your breath away with its mounds of rosy-purple leaves outlined in vivid fuchsia. This splashy ground cover succulent produces masses of hot pink blooms in summer, that are highly attractive to butterflies. The leaves darken to burgundy in fall, then a deep, dark purple for the winter. Wildfire is one of the Sedum Sunsparkler® series of specially bred hardy Sedum with extraordinarily colorful foliage.

Sedum Sunsparkler® ‘Wildfire’ thrives in partial to full sun, but it really needs full sun for the full glory of its foliage to be realized. It grows about 6 inches tall and it hardy to zone 4, (-30° F / -34° C).

Sempervivum ‘Compte de Congae’

Sempervivum 'Compte de Congae' - beautiful, cold-hardy pink succulent
Sempervivum ‘Compte de Congae’, photo credit Mountain Crest Gardens

Sempervivum ‘Compte de Congae’ is a lovely pink succulent that flushes a luscious range of colors from rose to amber to apricot and dark cherry. It holds its color beautifully throughout the year.

Sempervivum ‘Compte de Congae’ grows best in filtered or partial sun, and up to full sun. The colors are at their best when in plenty of sunshine. The colorful rosettes grow 5-6 inches across. Hardy to zone 5, (-20° F / -29° C).

Graptoveria ‘Debbie’

graptoveria Debbie - a pink succulent
Graptoveria ‘Debbie’, photo credit Mountain Crest Gardens

Graptoveria ‘Debbie’ is the beautiful hybrid of Graptopetalum ‘Amethyst’ and Echeveria. Her wide-open rosette is formed by pudgy leaves covered with epicuticular wax. This lends a silvery sheen to her pink rosettes. When grown in abundant sunlight, the pink develops some amber and peachy tones. Lovely!

Graptoveria ‘Debbie’ thrives in full sun to partial sun. She grows rosettes to 7-8 inches across. Hardy to zone 10, (30° F / -1° C).

Echeveria gibbiflora

Echeveria gibbiflora - pink succulent
Ecvheveria gibbiflora

Echeveria gibbiflora is an absolute stunner and the final entry on my list of pink succulent varieties. With rosettes reaching a full 16 inches across, gibbiflora is one of the very largest of all Echeveria varieties, and it is frequently used in hybridizing, where it passes along its wonderful coloring and extraordinary vigor. Sea green to blue rosettes gently transition to pink with more vivid margins. Drought and direct sunshine bring our her best coloring. Echeveria gibbiflora is an excellent succulent for the landscape, where its 12 inch tall stem and enormous rosettes are in scale with its surroundings. Especially effective with small boulders, and spikey shaped succulents like Agave, or Senecio mandraliscae – Blue Chalksticks.

Echeveria gibbiflora thrives in partial to full sun. Be sure to plant with room for the huge, 16-inch rosettes to develop. Hardy to zone 10, (30° F / -1° C).

Where to Find Pink Succulents for Sale

Sempervivum ‘Zulu’

Isn’t it amazing how many glorious shades of pink there are in these succulents? You can likely find a few of these pink succulents for sale at your local nursery or even a big box store. But for a better selection, and better quality, look for a specialty succulent nursery, locally or online. Leaf & Clay is a reliable succulent vendor with beautiful quality and several of these varieties. But Mountain Crest Gardens is my very favorite online source for succulents for several reasons. Their quality is the best I have found, and their selection is exceptional!

While the varieties I have listed are my favorite pink succulents, Mountain Crest Gardens offers several others. I’d love to learn which are your favorites! Please take a moment to leave me a comment and let me know!

Because life is just better with (pink) succulents!

Kat McCarthy, The Succulent Eclectic
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