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Tradescantia 'Nanouk'

Tradescantia 'Nanouk'

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Size & Growth

Nanouk Tradescantia has a very compact and upright growth habit and spreads freely. It is considered a fast grower. The plant typically reaches a height and width of just under three-and-a-half inches. The plants’ stems are thick, and the leaves are smooth on the top and a bit furry on the underside. The variegated leaves of Tradescantia Nanouk are impressively healthy, strong, and rather plump. Leaf coloration is quite lovely in shades of green, light purple, grayish green, pink, and cream. 

Flowering & Fragrance

Flowers may be either pink or white and appear continuously throughout the plants’ growing season, which is spring through early autumn. When kept indoors, Tradescantia Nanouk may also bloom through the winter months.

Nanouk Plant Care: Light & Temperature

Tradescantia albiflora ‘Nanouk’ does well in bright indirect sunlight or in full sun. Indirect bright light leads to greater flower production. Too little light will cause the foliage to fade. The ideal daytime temperatures for the Nanouk Tradescantia cultivar is between 55° and 75° degrees Fahrenheit. Outdoors, this Tradescantia is winter hardy in USDA hardiness zones 10 through 12.

Watering & Feeding

As with most houseplants, overwatering is far more problematic than under watering. Allow the soil to become almost dry and then water thoroughly. Generally speaking, Tradescantia Nanouk will do well with a weekly watering. Never allow the plant to stand in water. As with most Tradescantia, this cultivar does not really need fertilizer. Over-feeding can lead to brown leaf tips. If you do want to fertilize your plant, give it a half strength solution of a good quality liquid houseplant fertilizer