Serena | Tradescantia Nanouk


Serena | Tradescantia Nanouk


With her perfect zebra striped pink and green leaves, Serena is an absolute beauty of a plant.  She's really unusual and gets a lot of comments for her gorgeous pink tones.  


Serena is the perfect desk plant as she's quite compact and doesn't grow too tall.  



She's a pretty easy going plant who doesn't need too much care but gives you beautiful showy leaves as a result.  Her plastic growing pot is 8cm so she'll fit snugly (top showing) in our 8cm pots and with room to grow in our 10cm11cm pots and 12cm pots.


All of the houseplants in my shop are named after an inspiring woman. This time, it's Serena Williams - she's not only a record breaking tennis player but overcome so many challenges in her career and personal life.  She also does a lot of work to support young women in sport - absolutely a worthy namesake!


Native to the Americas and West Indies, Serena likes the a sunny brightly lit spot but not prolonged direct sun as it can burn her beautiful leaves.


She likes the soil to be moist so water once a week but always check she's not sat in water or with soggy roots as tradescantia's hate that.


Peperomias actually quite like being pot bound so don't worry too much about repotting, too early.  


They're delicate plants and the leaves can break easily.  The good news if a few have come off is that you can propogate baby pepermomias from the leaves!


Unfortunately tradescantia plants aren't considered to be pet friendly so keep out of reach, in case your fluffy friend takes a liking to her.


*Due to their delicate nature, you may find some bruised/brown leaves when your plant arrives.  Feel free to remove those if you want, there's plenty of baby leaves on the way to fill the gaps!*


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