Did you know that pink is the most gifted flower color in the world? It’s no wonder so many people are also interested in pink terrarium plants.
Below are nine of our favorite options for terrarium plants that are pink. You’ll find that some are suited to be grown together while others are not. If you have any questions, then comment below, and I’ll sort out any confusion.
Pink Plants For Your Terrarium
These obviously aren’t the only pink terrarium plants in the world, but they are the best combination of:
- widely available
- aesthetically pleasing
Did you know that the color pink is scientifically linked to improving heart rate, blood pressure, and mood? Oh, now you want your whole house to be pink? Ok, Sharpay – maybe start with the terrarium.
Do you think we should add a pink plant for terrariums to this list? Then comment the name of the plant below!
1. Tillandsia ionantha
Tillandsia ionantha is one of the best plants you can add to terrariums because they’re hardy succulents that don’t require soil to absorb water and resist diseases and pests, all the while looking great!
The plant’s pink color is enhanced with a non-toxic floral tint for maximum vibrancy in your terrarium. It is an excellent option for pairing with other terrarium plants too.
2. Episcia picasso
The Episcia plant, also known as the Picasso, is a fantastic option to consider if you’re looking for unique-looking terrarium foliage with touches of pink on the leaves.
The plant is suitable for terrarium settings because it requires medium humidity, watering, and warmth. For the best results, ensure the plants stay in the pot for two weeks before transferring them to the terrarium.
3. Fittonia Pink Nerve Plant
Fittonia is another excellent option to consider if you have a pink-themed terrarium or looking for pink plants to decorate your terrarium.
These plants have regular green leaves. However, the plant’s veins are thick and pink, which gives the plant a unique look that you’re going to love!
The plant requires a decent amount of care and must be kept in a moderate temperature setting. The temperature requirements mean that this Fittonia is compatible with other plants.
4. Episcia Star of Bethlehem
Another African violet variety that you can consider for your terrarium is the Episcia Star of Bethlehem. This one has typical green leaves paired with an exceptionally aesthetically pleasing pink flower. When the flower blooms, it has quite a striking look.
The plant is pretty hardy and holds up pretty well in transit, so they typically arrive in near perfect condition. Like the previous Episcia plant, it is rather sensitive to cold, so make sure to plant it in a relatively warm environment.
5. Nautical Crush Reindeer Pink Moss
If you’re considering adding a layer of moss to your terrarium, you may enjoy something artificial instead of living.
The package includes 4 ounces of premium reindeer moss and a bonus decoration guide ebook by Joseph Rains. Remember that the tinting dye is reasonably safe for most plants, but it can be problematic for highly sensitive ones. Pair the Nautical Crush Reindeer Pink Moss with less temperamental plants.
6. Echeveria Pink Champagne
This one is another variegated Echeveria succulent that features champagne pink edges.
The plant is pretty durable and typically arrives in excellent condition. It’s a pretty standard size for a succulent at 3″, so it should fit in any size terrarium.
Echeveria succulents are prone to root rot if kept in high humidity or watered too frequently, so they’re suitable for an open terrarium.
7. Pink Paphiopedilum Orchid
Although this orchid isn’t ideal for closed terrariums, many terrarium owners have found it suitable for open ones, especially if you’re looking for a unique pink-colored option.
The pink paphiopedilum orchid comes with trimmed roots, saving you the hassle of pruning the plant before planting it in the terrarium. It’s also very decently priced for such an exotic plant! This particular orchid is not too large for bigger terrariums.
8. LISM Mini Pink/Red Artificial Succulent Plants
Suppose you want to skip the hassle of layering your terrarium with real plants that require continuous maintenance and care. In that case, you can get some artificial succulent plants that look exactly like their authentic counterparts.
In that case, you should opt for this option because it contains up to 15 different succulent terrarium plants with various designs and shades of pink and red. Succulents tend to have different care requirements than most terrarium plants, so artificial succulents allow you to incorporate them into your ecosystem without worrying about aligning the care requirements.
9. Flowering Pink Tillandsia
Last but not least, if you’re looking for a terrarium plant with a subtle pink color, you might want to consider this option.
This one is a Tillandsia plant that is mainly green but blooms a beautiful pink flower. This particular plant is relatively large at 4″-6″ and will require regular pruning so it won’t overtake your terrarium. That being said, air plants are super easy to care for, so if you don’t have a particularly green thumb, then this option may be for you.
How to Make Your Own Terrarium
After getting your favorite plants for the terrarium, here’s a quick guide that will help you prepare your own terrarium:
- Use any suitable clear glass or plastic container capable of housing the plant(s) you’ve chosen. (Make sure that the plants are compatible with each other and have similar growing conditions)
- Add the drainage layer, composed of either stone pebbles or moss, to create holes at the bottom that protect the roots from drowning and rotting. Tip: Add a few pieces of charcoal to induce drainage and control odors
- Add a layer of sterile all-purpose potting mix that is at least 2 inches
- Prune the roots of the terrarium plant to slow its growth (essential for limited-sized terrariums), then root the plant in the soil, and finish with a small layer of potting mix to cover the roots.
- Finish up by adding extra decorations and watering the plants.
Did You Find The Perfect Pink Terrarium Plants?
As you can see, there is a wonderful selection of pink-colored options on the market, so you can pick the one that suits your terrarium’s aesthetics. If you know of any other pink terrarium plants that you think are worth adding to this list, comment below, and I’ll add them!
The Tillandsia ionantha is my favorite option, with a unique look that matches nearly any style. It’s also highly affordable and is an excellent option for beginners with little to no experience in preparing an indoor plant for a terrarium setting.