Wandering gypsy- Tradescantia Nanouk
The tradescantia plants originated in central America, Mexico & South America but the Nanouk originated in Sappemeer, the Netherlands. This is one of the easiest houseplants to care for which makes it a great choice for beginners!
LIGHT - Bright, indirect light is what this plant prefers but it can handle some direct sun as long as it's not the hot afternoon
WATER - Once every week or every 2 weeks, allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Over watering can cause brown spots, root rot & fungal infections.
PRUNING - This plant is a fast grower which can cause it to need to be repotted more than once a season. If you're plant is getting leggy you can cut it off the stem right above the leaf node & then you can stick the cutting right into the soil! This will help make your plant look fuller or you can start a new plant!
TOXICITY - Low toxicity. Can cause some skin irritation from the sap & can cause some gastric distress with ingested.