Search Login


Tradescantia Nanouk

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tradescantia albiflora 'Nanouk'

KNOWN AS: Spiderwort, Inch Plant, Fantasy Venice, Wandering Dude

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Caribbean, Central & South America | Tropical

DESCRIPTION: This plant is striking because of its colorful and patterned leaves. The leaves are pretty and they stack up on an upright stem. This stem will eventually cascade over the planter. The plant's bright, almost neon, magenta on the underside of each leaf is amazing!

Tradescantia Nanouk Care

Always water your plants, but make sure to let the top inch or two dry out before watering again. In winter, be careful not to overwater because that can freeze and kill your plants.
Bright, indirect light is best for this Tradescantia. If it gets too much direct light, the leaves might burn. It can also tolerate lower light conditions, but you might need to adjust how often you water it and it might not look as good. The color and variegation might also start to fade.
Your Tradescantia Nanouk can adapt to average room humidity, but will do better in conditions with higher humidity, especially during the summer or in hot, dry areas (like near a heater). To help keep your plant healthy, mist it occasionally to remove dust from its leaves and prevent brown tips.
This plant likes to be around warm temperatures, but it can adapt to colder temperatures too. Make sure to not put it near any cold drafts or vents that will blow hot air on it.
Tradescantia leaves are poisonous to pets and humans. Ingesting them will cause irritation in the mouth and stomach, and may also lead to vomiting.
To propagate a Tradescantia Nanouk, take a healthy vine cutting and cut it below the last leaf. Remove the lower leaves and then put it in water or moist soil. The cutting will grow roots and you can pot it up when the roots are a few inches long and there is new growth.
Vita™ Grow Light $104.00 CAD $118.00 CAD
Aspect™ LED Growlight from $207.00 CAD

Hanging Heights

Tradescantia Nanouk Lighting Requirements: High Light (Bright Indirect Light); Low Light Tolerant

Similar Lighting Requirements