Inch Plant 'Nanouk'
If you're searching for a vibrant and eye-catching addition to your plant collection, look no further! The Nanouk Inch Plant (Tradescantia albiflora ‘Nanouk’) also known as Fantasy Venice, is as easy to care for as it is strikingly beautiful.
Did you know?
Tradescantia Nanouk is a relatively new and sought-after cultivar in the world of houseplants. The Nanouk is one of about 75 known species in the Tradescantia Genus. Its popularity skyrocketed when it was first introduced to the market in 2015 due to its extraordinary leaf colors and patterns. This species is a hybrid of Tradescantia albiflora and Tradescantia fluminensis. Bred in the Netherlands, they specifically selected for drought and temperature tolerance and extra vibrant colors.
Growth Habit: Ground Cover / Vine - Given horizontal space this plant will grow outwards and take up space putting down roots as it grows. If left unsupported vines will grow downwards in a trailing habit. Tip* it has been a popular choice in our shop to mount Inch Plants on terllises - it helps keep growth even and full while reducing the risk of the weight of the plant pulling the root system out of the soil
Care Requirements for Tradescantia Nanouk:
Light and Temperature:
Tradescantia Nanouk thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate living in a medium indirect exposure as well.
Place it in a location near a window or grow light where it can receive filtered sunlight throughout the day. Your Nanouk can also tolerate lower light conditions, but its vibrant colors will be most pronounced in brighter environments. As for temperature, this plant is adaptable and can thrive in average room temperatures ranging from 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C).
When it comes to watering, Tradescantia prefer to be kept evenly moist. Water the plant when the top 1/4 - 1/2 of soil feels slightly dry. Root decay is a common issue for these plants so the right soil blend is important and avoid watering so often that the soil stays wet or saturated. This will help prevent root and stem decay.
Tradescantia Nanouk can tolerate average indoor humidity levels like a champ! It also appreciates slightly higher humidity if you can provide it. If you would really like to treat your Nanouk special consider using a humidifier or housing it in a terrarium or plant cabinet. But if that's not your thing, don't worry - it will be just fine in most normal household humidity too.
Soil and Fertilizer:
Use a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture. We recommend our Strings of Things or Pray For Us blends for optimal growth. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite would also do. Fertilize your tradescantia with a beneficial bacterial fertilizer or light all purpose plant fertilizer about once a month. Avoid using overly strong fertilizers, as it can cause leaf burn.
Pruning and Propagation:
Regular pruning helps maintain the compact shape of your Tradescantia Nanouk. The growth habit your Nankouk takes will be influenced by a number of conditions in your space including light distribution, soil, temperature and physical contact with furniture or the other living beings in your space. If your Nanouk becomes leggy you can trim or pinch off leggy growth to encourage bushier growth and maintain a neat appearance. This variety is also very easy to propagate. Simply take stem cuttings, place them in water or moist soil, and watch as they develop roots in no time.
This listing is for the plant only. Planters and accessories not included.
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