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Plant Know-How: Tradescantia fluminensis 'Nanouk'

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It's hard to miss the flashy pink leaves of Tradescantia fluminensis 'Nanouk'. This trendy pink plant was cultivated in the Netherlands to create a hardy, flashy plant, and we'd say they succeeded. Its wild, all green counterpart Tradescantia fluminensis hails from South America where it grows as a ground cover underneath dense and shady forest canopies. These kinds of growing conditions make this plant well suited for living in our homes. While it may grow as a ground cover naturally, in a home setting Tradescantia fluminensis 'Nanouk' is usually grown as a striking trailing plant. This plant is perfect for adding a pop of pink into your all green indoor jungle. These plants tend to be easy going, requiring some specialized care. Given the right conditions your Tradescantia fluminensis 'Nanouk' will certainly thrive in your home!
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Light: Tradescantia fluminensis 'Nanouk' does best in bright to medium indirect light. To maintain its striking color keep your plant in bright indirect light, lower light may cause the plant to revert.

Water: Water your Tradescantia fluminensis 'Nanouk' when the first 1-2" of soil has gone dry. 

Did you know? Tradescantia fluminensis 'Nanouk' is very easily propagated, which in many places makes it a very invasive plant. If you live in an area where Tradescantia fluminensis 'Nanouk' flourishes be sure to keep your plant contained to a pot and dispose of any errant offshoots to help keep your local flora safe!

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