Traditionally, houseplants have been thought of as spots of green that add nature and a sense of peace to an indoor space. However, in 2020 the houseplant community turned to something more extraordinary than your typical green foliage—plants with pink leaves! The Philodendron Pink Princess was one of the most popular pink plants of 2020, to the point where plant shops and greenhouses couldn’t keep it in stock. Since then, other plants with pink foliage have gained popularity like Ruby Tinieke, Pink Syngonium, Pink Aglaonema, Pink Caladium, Stromanthe, and the newest possibility… whispers of a soon to be Pink Variegated Monstera?! (swoon)
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Not only have pink houseplants been trending over the last year, but pink home décor is also having its moment in the spotlight… heck, it may even be here to stay! In turn, stores have been stocking their shelves with blush, bubblegum, and pastel pink pots to complement these new pink plant babies, and we are 100% on board here at Dennis’ 7 Dees.
So, why pink? Firstly, pink is the universal color of love, and perhaps we all needed a little more love than usual in the past year. And it isn’t just for “girly girls” anymore—it’s been seen in a whole new light within our culture, breaking traditional gender roles and almost fitting into the neutral color category. The boundaries of this redefined color are limitless, as the recent “Millennial Pink” phenomenon can vouch for. Versatile pink is soft and soothing, warm and tropical, youthful and nostalgic—it can even inspire a sense of calm in hectic spaces. And who wouldn’t want these types of vibes after a year like 2020?
Lastly, pink is just FUN! And pink plants are especially! The year 2020 may have brought its challenges, but it also taught us to accept change, be ourselves, and take time to laugh. That is what these charming, pink-leafed plants represent—a modern type of self-expression that is truly fun. So, go get that pink plant you’ve been admiring all year—you’ve earned it.