4.8 out of 5 (76 experiences)
About Tradescantia Nanouk
Tradescantia 'Nanouk' is an exceptionally easy plant to care for and rewards growers with delightful white and purple blossoms. They are extremely easy to propagate by stem and one plant can give rise to dozens of new ones, which makes them great for sharing. 🤝 As houseplants they often trail, but will also creep along the ground if grown outdoors. Their succulent leaves make them sensitive to frost, so be sure to bring them indoors if your winter temperatures dip below freezing. ❄️
Tradescantia fluminensis 'Nanouk'
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How to care for Tradescantia Nanouk
Tradescantia Nanouk needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.
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January 27th, 2023
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
January 27th, 2023
Houston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to increase by 20.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.9 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
January 25th, 2023
This month, Houston is getting an average of 6.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 5.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of dayl…
Tradescantia Nanouk may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Houston, Texas ⛅.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Tradescantia Nanouk after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
This plant and I have been through it. It bloomed during the summer and stayed relatively healthy. But more recently has started showing some brown spots which I suspect are from over-misting so watch out for that. It’s also gotten a bit too leggy so I’ve cut its stems for propogation and I’ll put them back into the pot to keep a fuller look.
Love this plant! If you give it enough sunlight it will grow fast! My mistake was giving it too large of a pot at first and not enough sunlight, so it didn’t grow, and would get tiny brown spots on the leaves. Since giving more sunlight and trying my best not to overwater, it’s been growing great and looks beautiful. 😌
She’s a strong, confident but low maintenance plant that will thrive with bright direct or indirect sunlight – the brighter the light, the more vivid her coloring will be! She will need pretty frequent waterings because this girl gets thirsty!!! You’ll know that you have waited way too long to water when you see her start to droop or brown.
This is definitely one of my favorite plants in my collection! The color is an eye-catcher, and this plant is so easy to propagate! I currently have four cuttings that all have great root systems! It grows really fast as well. Only downside is the leaves brown easily, but I’m guessing humidity levels contribute to that.