Tradescantia 'Nanouk'

Tradescantia 'Nanouk'

Propagation

Stem cuttings – Cut a healthy stem with several sets of leaves on it. Remove any leaves at the very bottom. Place the cutting in a jar of water in bright, indirect light. Refresh the water every week. Roots will sprout in 3-4 weeks. When they are 2 inches long, plant them in soil.

Light

Water

Growth

Temperature

Humidity

Bright, indirect (filtered) light.

When the top two inches of soil are dry.

Vigorous

55-75F

50% and above

About

Nanouk is a striking inch-plant with thick, lush purple, pink, white, and green striped leaves. Inch-plants, also known as spiderworts or wandering dudes, are vigorous growers with many branching arms. Nanouk also goes by the name Fantasy Venice and was developed in the Netherlands in 2012.

The overall appearance of Nanouk is different from other inch-plants. It has chunky stems, slightly fuzzy, sturdy, more rounded leaves, and very compact growth. The leaves are rigid and upright, 3-6" long, and slightly cupped. Due to their plumpness, they retain their shape easily.

Like other inch-plants, Nanouk is known for extensive trailing vines – Nanouks grow 12-24 inches long. As the plant matures, the leaves get larger and floppier. You can cut it back to encourage more compact growth with small leaves.

To keep the beautiful variegation, make sure the plant receives enough light. Lots of bright, indirect light brings out the pinks and purples. Insufficient light also causes legginess, a common issue with inch-plants. To create a fuller look, plant several stems in one pot.

Other Notes

Tradescantia fluminensis is invasive in the southeastern United States. Please keep this one indoors.

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Tradescantia 'Nanouk': The other pot with 2 props and new growth. My sister said not to be lazy and post the rest of them, sorry if I’m driving people insane with the spam.

The other pot with 2 props and new growth. My sister said not to be lazy and post the rest of them, sorry if I’m driving people insane with the spam.

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Tradescantia 'Nanouk': I have 2 of these, might post the second one if I’m not too lazy but both were props til recently and putting out new growth.

I have 2 of these, might post the second one if I’m not too lazy but both were props til recently and putting out new growth.

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Tradescantia 'Nanouk': Crispy leaves are because I didn’t realize she doesn’t like water on her leaves lol. She’s doing better now though.

Crispy leaves are because I didn’t realize she doesn’t like water on her leaves lol. She’s doing better now though.

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Tradescantia 'Nanouk': New rooted cutting I got today

New rooted cutting I got today

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