Tradescantia Nanouk | House Plant of the Month

A bunch of lovely purplish pink and green striped leaves. I love this addition of color to my collection and probably one of the easiest plants to care for. It can grow a bit leggy or like a vine which is fine and normal but if you like a fuller bushier look you can trim it and propagate the trimmings.


It likes its soil moist and is super easy to propagate for your personal collection. The picture below is from the same plant. The one on the left was getting a bit long and stringy (though I kept one vine) so I trimmed it up and stuck the ends in a new pot. You can cut into segments and place the ends directly back into the pot with about 1/2 in - 1 inch in and it will grow. You can also submerge the ends in a jar full of water they will live a good while just in that. If you look at the last picture that is what looked like when I first got it.


Pink Tradescantia Nanouk Care.


Note* this is based on my experience with it


Water Requirements: Medium (don't allow it to completely dry out it doesn't like bone dry but does not like to be soaked either. When the first 1-2 inches of soil is dry then it is a good time to water)


Light Requirements: Bright to medium indirect Light


Ideal Temp: Warm above 55F and humid. I do not use a humidifier.


Soil: Potting soil


Fertilizer: Occasional


Difficulty: Easy

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