About The Tradescantia Nanouk
Meet the trendiest plant for your indoor collection - the Tradescantia Nanouk or Tradescantia Bubblegum.
The Tradescantia Bubblegum is a new plant cultivar patented in 2017, and it's now a beloved houseplant. The beauty and intrigue of this plant are right in the name - it shows off bright pink, purple, and green foliage on its chunky stems.
The Tradescantia Nanouk belongs to the Commelinaceae family. In this family, you'll find a wide range of perennial wildflowers that typically grow close to the ground. You may also find epiphytes and climbers among them.
Commelinaceae plants can be found all over the world, from lush tropical rainforests to cooler temperate areas.
Tradescantia plants originated in the Americas, stretching from southern Canada down to north Argentina, including the West Indies.
However, the Tradescantia Nanouk has a more unique origin story. This plant is a product of cross-pollinating seedlings from Tradescantia albiflora in the Netherlands in 2012 (though there's some controversy about the year). The goal was to create a Tradescantia variety that was more compact, with beautiful flowers, and striking variegated colors.
Imagine a plant that's not just stunning but downright attention-grabbing. The Tradescantia Bubblegum's allure is owed to those vibrant variegated leaves that stand out boldly, featuring shades of green with graceful stripes in light pink and a striking magenta-purple hue on the underside.
The Tradescantia Bubblegum is also celebrated for its slightly larger, almond-shaped leaves, thicker stems, and plump foliage.
Perhaps most excitingly are the plant's blooms. These plants love to put out dainty white flowers that perfectly complement their foliage.
An eye-catcher anywhere you grow it, the Tradescantia Nanouk is sure to be the centerpiece and conversation starter of any room. This trendy plant is an ideal choice for a hanging basket in well-lit corners as its trailing stems and colorful leaves create a captivating cascading effect.
Alternatively, you can place it as a centerpiece on a tabletop to bring visual interest to the room. A Tradescantia Nanouk also makes a wonderful deskmate, breathing life into your workspace.