Tradescantia, including Tradescantia Nanouk, Tradescantia zebrina, Tradescantia fluminensis, and Tradescantia pallida goes by a common name "Wandering Jew" plant. These plants are known for their trailing stems and striking foliage, which typically features shades of green, silver, and purple. Despite their popularity as houseplants, the name "Wandering Jew" has been considered controversial by some, as it is based on a negative stereotype of Jewish people as wanderers. Some people prefer to use the plant's scientific name or a more neutral common name, such as "Inch Plant" or "Spiderwort." Tradescantia Nanouk is a stunning houseplant that belongs to the spiderwort family, scientifically known as Tradescantia albiflora 'Nanouk'. It is a cultivar of the species that is native to Mexico and has become increasingly popular among indoor plant enthusiasts due to its unique and eye-catching appearance.
The plant is characterized by its vibrant pink, green, and purple leaves, which are thick and fleshy and grow on trailing stems. The leaves are typically around 1 to 2.5 inches long and have a pointed shape. The underside of the leaves is usually a deep purple color, which adds to its striking appearance.
Tradescantia Nanouk is a relatively easy plant to care for, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced plant parents. It thrives in bright, indirect light and should be placed near a window where it can receive ample natural light. However, direct sunlight should be avoided as it can burn the leaves.
This plant prefers consistently moist soil but can be sensitive to overwatering, so it's essential to let the top inch of soil dry out before watering again. A well-draining potting mix with added perlite or sand can help prevent waterlogging.
Tradescantia Nanouk is a fast-growing plant and can benefit from regular pruning to maintain its compact and bushy shape. It is also relatively disease-resistant and rarely attracts pests.
Overall, Tradescantia Nanouk is a beautiful and low-maintenance houseplant that can add a pop of color and life to any indoor space.
◉ Each plant is unique and may therefore differ from the images shown, which are for illustration purposes only; size and shape may vary by season so all measurements shown are approximate ◉ Supplied in original nursery grow pot