Tradescantias, or commonly known as wandering jew or inch plant, are trailing plants known for their pretty purple foliage. Nanouk is a compact cultivar which features small, fuzzy leaves with shades of green, pink and soft purple.
Size: 5 cm diameter
Light: Bright indirect light
Humidity: Low - Moderate
Watering: Allow the top 2-3 cm of the soil to dry between waterings while the plant is actively growing, usually from spring through autumn. Reduce watering frequency in winter when light levels are lower.
Feeding: Use half the recommended dose of a balanced liquid fertilizer every 6-8 weeks from spring through summer.
Soil: Tradescantias need well draining soil. You can use Multipurpose/houseplant potting mix mixed with perlite and horticultural sand.
Troubleshooting: Tradescantias are fast growers and as they grow they sheld old leaves. This may be the reason that some leaves at the base of the plant turn brown and die. If you like your plant to be neat, trim the old, crispy leaves. A good watering routine may reduce the amount of crispy leaves.
Tip: This plant can be toxic if ingested, so we advise to keep it away from pets and children. Direct sunlight can leave sunburn marks on the leaves. Keep it away from drafts.
Did you know? Tradescantias will produce tiny, cute blooms that only stay open for a day or two.