Plant Care Tradescantia Nanouk

Tradescantia Nanouk

4.8 out of 5 (76 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 located in Phoenix, Arizona.

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?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Tradescantia Nanouk in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

55% Medium

Growing Tradescantia Nanouk in Phoenix right now

Light needs for plant Tradescantia Nanouk in Phoenix, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 9th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Phoenix is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Tradescantia Nanouk in Phoenix, Arizona

Sunlight will decrease by 18.1% ☀️

December 8th, 2022

Phoenix is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Phoenix is expected to decrease by 18.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Tradescantia Nanouk in Phoenix, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 9th, 2022

This month, Phoenix is getting an average of 10.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of dayl…

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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..️

Phoenix, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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.

When to repot Tradescantia Nanouk

Nutrient needs for plant Tradescantia Nanouk in Phoenix, Arizona

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 5th, 2022

The growing potential in Phoenix is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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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!


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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 your location in Phoenix, Arizona, 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 54
Tradescantia Nanouk has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 46
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
@Procapsicum
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
Deftokra avatar
@Deftokra
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 66 XP
02/15/2022

Love it :]

Survivor Survivor
Marli_andme avatar
@Marli_andme
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 207 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
@Megano
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 20,080 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
Alessandra avatar
@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
@Roxanne
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 11,043 XP
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
Amberblueeyes avatar
@Amberblueeyes
leaf-1 94 Plants
xp 4,829 XP
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
@Cassrose
leaf-1 51 Plants
xp 1,155 XP
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
Sjshshx avatar
@Sjshshx
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
Divinetreasures avatar
@Divinetreasures
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 1,890 XP
globe Lebanon, TN
09/27/2021

Beautiful colors

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pennock avatar
@Pennock
leaf-1 44 Plants
xp 1,196 XP
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
Sultana avatar
@Sultana
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 103 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
Aur0ra avatar
@Aur0ra
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 1,563 XP
07/27/2021

accidentally over watered this one and gave it root rot. luckily managed to propagate the affected stems and got this lovely full plant back!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Melaza avatar
@Melaza
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 4,701 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
@Anicole8
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
@Cody
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
@Mxddiedxb
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
@Champagnedani
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

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