Plant Care Tradescantia Nanouk

Tradescantia Nanouk

4.7 out of 5 (75 experiences)

Tradescantia Nanouk has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Tradescantia Nanouk has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

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. ❄️

Taxonomy

Tradescantia fluminensis 'Nanouk'
Tradescantia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

Also known as

Fantasy Venice

How to care for Tradescantia Nanouk

💦 Water

How often to water your Tradescantia Nanouk

Water needs for Tradescantia Nanouk
0.5 cups
every 9

Tradescantia Nanouk needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Tradescantia Nanouk

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Tradescantia Nanouk in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tradescantia Nanouk: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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 maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Tradescantia Nanouk in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Tradescantia Nanouk

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Tradescantia Nanouk: repot after 2X growth

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.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Tradescantia Nanouk is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Common Tradescantia Nanouk Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Tradescantia Nanouk prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Tradescantia Nanouk Water Frequency →

Tradescantia Nanouk Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Tradescantia Nanouk may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Tradescantia Nanouk Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Tradescantia Nanouk is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Tradescantia Nanouk Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Tradescantia Nanouk doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Tradescantia Nanouk Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Tradescantia Nanouk does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Tradescantia Nanouk →

When and How to Successfully Repot Tradescantia Nanouk →


💩 Fertilizer

Tradescantia Nanouk should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Tradescantia Nanouk →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Tradescantia Nanouk to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Tradescantia Nanouk is native to the Americas.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Tradescantia Nanouk bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Tradescantia Nanouk has long, trailing foliage which makes them a great addition to a hanging planter. The newest growth will emerge from the tip of the stems.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Tradescantia Nanouk can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Tradescantia Nanouk Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Tradescantia Nanouk can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

How to Propagate Tradescantia Nanouk →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Tradescantia Nanouk, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Tradescantia Nanouk

Tradescantia Nanouk

Tradescantia Nanouk


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Tradescantia Nanouk has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 53
Tradescantia Nanouk has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 45
Tradescantia Nanouk has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 34
Tradescantia Nanouk has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 17
Tradescantia Nanouk has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Tradescantia Nanouk has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Tradescantia Nanouk has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@ProCapsicum avatar
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 154 XP
globe Louisville, KY
03/28/2022

Beautiful leaves and easy to care for. Fertilize sparingly every other month and it’ll love you.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 66 XP
02/15/2022

Love it :]

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 273 XP
globe Clarksville, TN
02/02/2022

Mine wants abundant sunlight. It stays by a window 24/7 until nightfall

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
@MeganO avatar
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leaf-1 41 Plants
xp 20,843 XP
globe Washington, DC
01/18/2022

Super easy to prop. Need the right amount of light to get the purple and pinks to come through

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Alessandra
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 375 XP
globe Allen, TX
01/03/2022

This is a beautiful plant that has shown growth after one week of purchase.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
@Roxanne avatar
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leaf-1 37 Plants
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globe Portland, OR
12/07/2021

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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
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leaf-1 94 Plants
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globe Grand Haven, MI
11/14/2021

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. 😌

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@Cassrose avatar
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leaf-1 51 Plants
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globe New York
11/05/2021

Super easy to propagate from. It came a bit straggly and limp but now she’s strong and growing a bunch.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 84 XP
11/04/2021

Beautiful colors, the more it grows upward the bigger the leaves are, super easy to care for

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 8 Plants
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globe Lebanon, TN
09/27/2021

Beautiful colors

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 44 Plants
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globe Ketchikan, AK
09/05/2021

DO NOT OVER WATER. think of it as a succulent!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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@Sultana
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 135 XP
globe Swansea, Wales
09/01/2021

it’s nice

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@luluandherleaves avatar
@@luluandherleaves
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 379 XP
07/29/2021

Get a pest trap unless u wanna watch their pretty leaves get eaten

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Survivor Survivor
@melaza avatar
@@melaza
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 5,023 XP
globe New York
07/16/2021

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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Plant avatar
@Plant
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 88 XP
globe London, England
07/13/2021

Very pretty !

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@anicole8 avatar
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leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 2,492 XP
globe Morgantown, WV
07/07/2021

Such a beautiful plant! Very easy to take care of and such a fast grower!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
@cody avatar
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leaf-1 102 Plants
xp 5,512 XP
globe New York
07/07/2021

I don’t know why but this plant has never liked me. It just won’t thrive in my environment… yet. I’m determined to figure it out though!

@mxddiedxb avatar
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leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 1,236 XP
06/28/2021

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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
@champagnedani avatar
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leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 672 XP
globe Blacksburg, VA
06/22/2021

Wanted to keep this little guy alive so bad. Unfortunately I think I added too much soil. Apparently these guys do not like soil touching their leaves at all. It died within three weeks after repotting.

Browns easily Browns easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@GrumbleBee avatar
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leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 1,970 XP
globe Woodinville, WA
06/19/2021

Pretty asf plant, the pink and magenta leaves are gorgeous. Definitely under water, and give it plenty of light. These guys get LEGGY if not given enough light.

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