Tradescantia Nanouk, also known as Fantasy Venice, is a special type of spiderwort plant. Unlike other Trandescantias, Nanouk is a patented plant, developed in the Netherlands in 2012. This plant is incredibly beautiful with lush pink-purple leaves and green stripe variegation. The underside of the leaves is pinkish purple and the stems are dark purple. The unique patterns of its foliage make Nanouk stand out from other houseplants.
Philodendron Red Congo’ is a hybrid cultivar, created from Philodendron ‘Imperial Red’ and another unspecified philodendron. This plant can grow up to 3-4 feet indoors.
Nanouk is a specific patented cultivar of Tradescantia albiflora, designed with the purpose to create a more vigorous, hardy, colorful Tradescantia cultivar. With its gorgeous foliage, Nanouk has become one of the most trendy, sought-after plants for houseplant lovers.
Tradescantia Nanouk usually grows up to a height and width of under 3.5 inches. Its compact size makes it a perfect tabletop plant for any home and office.
In spring and summer, Nanouk produces tiny pink buds and creamy white flowers.
Tradescantia Nanouk needs plenty of bright, indirect sunlight to maintain its variegation. Low light will make its color fade. However, it does not tolerate direct harsh sunlight, which would burn its leaves.
Tradescantia Nanouk needs watering about once a week or whenever the top 1" of the soil is dry. Drain well to avoid excess water retained in the soil.
Nanouk prefers well-drained porous potting soil. It is recommended that you mix some perlite with general houseplant soil to imrpove drainage.
Tradescantia Nanouk prefers daytime temperatures up to 75 °F , with night temperatures ideally in around 50°F-55°F. Nanouk likes humid environment, but its thick leaves help it to grows well in normal indoor humidity . Nanouk thrives in humidity levels ranging from 40% to 80%.
This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
This plant is toxic if ingested, so keep it out of reach of pets and children.
USDA Zone 10-12
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)