Tropical plants are native to hot, humid areas with a tropical climate. Many regions with tropical climates occur within 30 degrees north or south of the Earth’s equator. These types of plants grow in USDA plant climate zones 10 (minimum temps 30 to 40 degrees F) through 11 (40 ° F and above). Tropical plants come in a wide range of styles and colors, including pink foliage.
Fancy-leaved caladium (Caladium bicolor) is a tropical plant from the Araceae family. Caladiums are 12 -. To 24-inch tall plants with a spread of 12 to 18 inches This South American native plants thrive in full sun to partial damp, humid conditions. Caladiums are ornamental plants that make heart-shaped leaves. Caladium bicolor ‘Pink Beauty’ and ‘Pink Symphony “are two sorts of fancy-leaved caladium have pink leaves. Pink Beauty Pink developed leaves with red veins and light green spotted with pink edges. Rosa Symphony has light pink leaves with light green veins and midrib.
Episcia belongs to the plant family Gesneriaceae. This tropical hanging plant is 4 to 6 inches tall with a moderate growth. Episcia plants only need partial sun with moist, warm conditions. The 2 – to 5-inch-long leaves of Episcia plant is oblong in shape with tiny hairs. Foliage color depends on variety; Episcia ‘Pink Ric Rac’ has dark bronze leaves with pink etchings and “Metallica” copper-colored leaves is edged with pink and silver bands on the music center.
Wax plant (Hoya carnosa) is a tropical plant native from India and China. This versatile plant grows to heights of 20 meters as a climber or 3 to 4 feet as a hanging plant. Wax plant belongs to the family Asclepiadaceae. This colorful plant enjoys full sun and moist, well-drained soil in a wet environment. The foliage of wax plants are 3-inch-long oval leaves that develop in opposite pairs, colors vary depending on varieties. Hoya carnosa ‘Exotica’ is a type of wax plant with yellow and pink sheets.
Hawaiian ti (Cordyline terminalis) is a tropical plant that comes from Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. This Agavaceae plant family is from 3 to 6 feet tall with a spread of 3 to 8 meters. Hawaiian ti plants need bright light and well draining soils in a humid atmosphere. The leaves of the Hawaiian ti plant have a star shape that develops on upright stems. Colors vary for Hawaiian ti plant leaves per variety. Cordyline terminalis “Amablis” has bronze and red leaves with spots of pink and white. Cordyline terminalis “Tricolor” forms can be striped with red, pink and cream.