Sun: Full sun to light shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 10a from 30° F to 35° F (-1.1 ° C to 1.7° C) to Zone 12b from 55° F to 60° F (12.8° C to 15.6° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Flower Type: Yellow, white
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans but can be toxic to animals.
Space Requirement: Indoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, Fungal diseases, pests
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Basc Care for Tradescantia Nanouk
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Tradescantia Nanouk"
When giving Tradescantia Nanouk its ideal environment, remember to provide it with full sun to light shade. This means that it should receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, with no more than 5 hours of shade during the hottest portions of the day.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 10a from 30° F to 35° F (-1.1 ° C to 1.7° C).
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Tradescantia Nanouk from the cold. Insulating and providing adequate drainage for the plant are key elements in helping it survive winter weather. Wind and sun exposure should also be minimized to prevent frost damage.
Any succulents in the group will only need minimal space to grow. You can place your pot at your table or window. Outdoors is also a nice idea to put your pot.
Tradescantia Nanouk also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
One way to propagate Tradescantia Nanouk is by cutting
Although Tradescantia Nanouk is generally not toxic to humans, the saponins found in its leaves can be dangerous for animals if ingested. For this reason, it’s best to keep pets away from these plants and make sure they are out of reach.
Pests and Diseases
Tradescantia Nanouk can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as Red spider mites.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Red spider mites: Quarantine, clean your infected plants, treatment with a systemic insecticidal/soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.