Tradescantia Blossfeldiana cerinthoides variegata "Bubblegum"/“Lilac”

What To Expect

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The Tradescantia Blossfeldiana cerinthoides variegata or "Bubblegum"/“Lilac” is an uncommon house plant that you should have in your collection! It's a fast growing succulent plant that's recognized by fleshy leaves in shades of green, lilac, pink, and cream that become more pronounced in brighter light. It's very easy to propogate from stem cuttings in water.

Please be advised, the distributor of this plant originally advertised this plant as Tradescantia Fluminensis Tricolor "Nanouk", while the right denomination is Tradescantia Blossfeldiana cerinthoides variegata "Bubblegum/Lilac”. You may find some plants with tags displaying the incorrect "Nanouk" denomination. In terms of care, it thrives in bright indirect light and average home temps and humidity. Water when soil is dry. Prune off dead leaves. Easy peasy!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Tradescantia Blossfeldiana cerinthoides variegata
  • Pronunciation: trad-es-KAN-tee-uh
  • Common Name: Bubblegum Lilac, Wandering Dude, Nanouk, Tricolor Nanouk
  • Native Range: Brazil, Northern Argentina

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light
  • Water: Allow the top 1-2 inches of soil to dry out between waterings. Avoid overwatering!
  • Humidity:  Average
  • Temperature:  55-80F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and keep the plant clean. Note, the plant may become leggy over time. In this case, you may wish to fill in the balding areas with cuttings you've propogated.
  • Feeding:  Fertilize monthly with a half-strength liquid fertilizer
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings
  • Growth: Vining, Trailing
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets