Tradescantia Nanouk 4"
Tradescantia Nanouk 4"
Tradescantia nanouk is a relatively new cultivar of the popular Tradescantia genus, first introduced in 2012.
Its unique pink, purple, and green foliage makes it a popular choice for houseplant enthusiasts and Instagram plant moms alike.
The plant's scientific name, Tradescantia, honors John Tradescant, an English gardener and botanist who introduced many new plants to Europe in the 17th century.
Care instructions for Tradescantia nanouk:
- Light: These plants prefer bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, so it's best to place them in a spot with filtered or diffused light.
- Water: Tradescantia nanouk likes to be kept evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water them when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Do not let them sit in standing water, as this can lead to root rot.
- Humidity: These plants prefer moderate to high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant, misting it regularly, or using a humidifier.
- Fertilizer: Feed your Tradescantia nanouk every 2-3 months during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the package for application rates.
- Pruning: Tradescantia nanouk may need occasional pruning to remove dead or yellowing leaves. You can also trim the tips of the plant to encourage bushier growth.
- Repotting: These plants do not need to be repotted often, but if they outgrow their container or the soil becomes depleted, it's time to repot. Choose a pot that is one size larger and use a well-draining potting mix.
- Brown or crispy leaves: This could be a sign of underwatering or low humidity. Make sure you're watering your plant regularly and increasing humidity levels if necessary.
- Yellowing leaves: This could be a sign of overwatering or root rot. Make sure you're not letting your plant sit in standing water and adjust your watering schedule accordingly.
- Pests: Tradescantia nanouk can be susceptible to spider mites and mealybugs. Regularly inspect your plant and treat any pests with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
With its vibrant colors and easy care requirements, Tradescantia nanouk is a playful and fun addition to any plant collection. So go ahead, add some pink and purple to your life!