Tradescantia Nanouk

Tradescantia Nanouk


4” pot

Tradescantia Nanouk grows best in bright, indirect light, so a north- or east-facing window is best. Water your plant when the top inch or so of soil is dry, and take care not to let it completely dry out. North-facing windows will provide less light, so your plant will need less water there than in an east-facing window.

Because Tradescantia Nanouk thrives in a humid environment, it’s a great plant to keep in a bathroom window since the steam from your shower or tub will keep the air moist. You can also create a humid environment by grouping your Tradescantia Nanouk closely with other humidity-loving plants and running a humidifier nearby.

Another options is to create a humidifying tray beneath your plant by placing its pot atop pebbles with added water; take care to keep the bottom of the pot from touching the water. As the water evaporates, it’ll humidify the air around your plant. 

Tradescantia Nanouk is such a hardy grower that it doesn’t require fertilizing. If you’d like to fertilize your plant, feed it with a standard houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength every two to four weeks during the spring and summer growing seasons.

Since this species is so vigorous, it’s a good idea to repot your plant once a year or so. Use a container one size larger than the previous pot, and fill it with fresh potting soil. Pinching new growth or cutting back your Tradescantia Nanouk will encourage it to grow fuller and bushier.