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Are you tired of constantly proving that you are not a bot? Do those annoying captchas and verification codes make you question your own humanity? Well, fear not! We have a solution for you. Introducing the Tradescantia Albiflora ‘Nanouk’ – the ideal houseplant for human verification!

Commonly known as the Spiderwort, this small-leaf bushier variety is grown mainly for its fresh and grass-like foliage. With its thin and edging stripes, it is the perfect size to fit in any widowsill or as a decorative pot plant. And the best part? It requires minimal maintenance!

The ‘Nanouk’ belongs to the Tradescantia family, known for its easy propagation characteristics. It is always ideal to keep a few of these plants together, as they tend to grow in a cascading habit. You can easily propagate Spiderwort by simply removing a few baby tears from the mother plant and placing them in a pot with slightly moist soil.

When it comes to growing Tradescantia Albiflora ‘Nanouk’, one must consider its natural habitat. Generally found in woodland trails, this plant thrives in heat and humidity. It is best to keep it in a slightly warm and humid environment, away from direct sunlight.

In case you encounter any troubles with your ‘Nanouk’, here are a few troubleshooting tips. If you notice the leaves turning yellow or withering, it might indicate overwatering. On the other hand, if you see cobweb-like growth under the leaves, it means the plant has been disturbed by spider mites.

In conclusion, the Tradescantia Albiflora ‘Nanouk’ is not only a beautiful houseplant but also a perfect human verifier. Its unique characteristics and easy maintenance make it an ideal addition to any home. So why not keep one as a pet plant and say goodbye to those annoying captchas forever?


Tradescantia plants, also known as spiderwort, are an ideal addition to any garden or indoor space. They are easy to grow and require minimal care, making them a popular choice for many gardeners. Tradescantia plants come in various varieties, each with its own unique features and requirements. In this article, we will provide you with tips and tricks on how to successfully grow and care for tradescantia plants.

Growing Tradescantia Plants

  • Tradescantia plants should be placed in a location that receives indirect sunlight. They can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can cause their leaves to burn.
  • Water the plants regularly, keeping the soil slightly moist. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.
  • Tradescantia plants can be grown indoors or outdoors, depending on the variety. Some common varieties include Tradescantia fluminensis, Tradescantia chrysophylla, and Tradescantia sillamontana.
  • When growing tradescantia plants indoors, make sure to provide them with a well-draining potting mix. Adding compost to the soil can help promote healthy growth.
  • Fertilize the plants every two to four weeks during the growing season to encourage bushier growth and more flowers. Use a balanced liquid fertilizer.
  • Propagation of tradescantia plants is relatively easy. You can propagate them by taking stem cuttings and placing them in a glass of water until roots develop. Once the roots are established, you can transfer the cuttings to a pot with well-draining soil.

Troubleshooting and Pests

Like any plant, tradescantia plants can encounter some common issues. Here are a few troubleshooting tips:

  • If the leaves of your tradescantia plant are turning brown or yellow, it could be a sign of overwatering. Adjust your watering schedule accordingly to prevent root rot.
  • Spiderwort plants are generally pest-resistant. However, common pests like aphids and spider mites can occasionally infest them. Use a mild insecticidal soap to get rid of these pests.
  • Some varieties of tradescantia, like Tradescantia virginiana, bear blue flowers. Others, like Tradescantia zebrina and Tradescantia fluminensis, have colorful foliage.
  • Tradescantia flowers are typically small and come in various colors, including white, pink, and purple.
  • If you are looking for a trailing plant, consider Tradescantia fluminensis or Tradescantia zebrina. These varieties can be an excellent addition to hanging baskets or placed on a high shelf.
  • Tradescantia nanouk is a particularly decorative variety with fuzzy, colorful leaves. It is often used in indoor displays and is a popular choice among plant enthusiasts.
  • Keep in mind that some plants may be lookalikes of tradescantia plants, so always double-check the plant’s characteristics and origin to ensure you have the correct species.

In conclusion, growing and caring for tradescantia plants is relatively easy, making them an excellent choice for both beginner and experienced gardeners. With proper watering, light, and occasional fertilizing, you can enjoy the beauty of tradescantia plants in your garden or indoor space.


Tradescantia sillamontana, commonly known as White Velvet or Cobweb Spiderwort, is a beautiful plant that belongs to the spiderwort family. It has strappy white foliage and a creeping habit, making it ideal for planting as a trailing plant in baskets or as an edging plant in gardens.

This type of spiderwort has purple flowers and can grow up to 8 inches in height. It thrives in zones 7 to 10 and prefers indirect sunlight. It is particularly tolerant of underwatering, which makes it a useful plant for gardeners who often forget to water their plants.

The Tradescantia species is known for its easy propagation. You can propagate these plants by taking stem cuttings and placing them in water or moist soil. Within a few weeks, the cuttings should develop roots and can be potted or planted in the garden.

One of the common varieties of Tradescantia is the Tradescantia andersoniana, also known as Spiderwort 5046. This variety has beautiful purple flowers and is a perennial plant. It can grow in a wide range of zones and soil types, making it a versatile option for gardeners.

When it comes to care, the spiderwort plant is relatively low maintenance. It prefers to be kept slightly moist but can tolerate some level of dryness between waterings. It is also important to avoid overwatering, as this can cause root rot and other problems.

Pests such as aphids and spider mites can be a cause of concern for the spiderwort plant. Regularly inspecting the plant for signs of infestation and using appropriate pest control methods can help keep these pests at bay.

In conclusion, Tradescantia sillamontana is a beautiful plant with unique white foliage and purple flowers. It is a versatile plant that can be used in various settings, from hanging baskets to garden edges. With proper care and attention, this plant can thrive indoors or outdoors, adding a touch of beauty to any space.

Source: Plantura – Tradescantia sillamontana

Botanical name

Botanical name: Tradescantia spp.

Botanical name refers to the scientific name of a plant species. In the case of the Tradescantia genus, there are several different species, including Tradescantia pallida, Tradescantia fluminensis, and Tradescantia virginiana, among others.

Tradescantia plants are also known by various common names, such as spiderwort, wandering jew, or inch plant. These plants are popular among gardeners for their attractive foliage and easy care requirements.

One of the most well-known species is Tradescantia pallida, commonly known as purple heart or purple queen. It has vibrant purple leaves and trailing growth habit, making it a popular choice for hanging baskets and as a ground cover in gardens.

Another popular species is Tradescantia fluminensis, often called the inch plant or wandering jew. It has green leaves with silver stripes and prefers high humidity. It is commonly grown as an indoor plant but can also be planted in outdoor gardens in warm climates.

Tradescantia virginiana, also known as spiderwort, is a perennial plant that produces beautiful pink or blue flowers in late spring or early summer. It grows well in a variety of conditions and is a favorite among gardeners for its colorful blooms.

When growing Tradescantia plants, it is important to provide them with the right conditions. They prefer bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. Regular watering is necessary to keep the soil evenly moist, but overwatering should be avoided as it can lead to root rot.

Tradescantia plants have a relatively fast growth rate and may need periodic repotting to accommodate their expanding root system. They can be propagated through stem cuttings or division of the root clumps.

It’s worth noting that some Tradescantia species, like Tradescantia nanouk and Tradescantia zebrina, have trailing growth habits and are often used as hanging plants or as edging in gardens. These plants are valued for their attractive foliage and easy care requirements.

If you’re a beginner gardener or looking for low-maintenance plants, Tradescantia species are a great option. They are versatile, come in various colors, and can be grown indoors or outdoors, depending on the species and your climate.

In terms of troubleshooting common issues, Tradescantia plants are generally hardy and not prone to many pests or diseases. However, overwatering can cause root rot, while underwatering may result in browning or wilting leaves. Additionally, excessive heat or low humidity can cause stress to the plants.

Tradescantia plants may also attract pests like spider mites or aphids, particularly when grown indoors. If you notice any signs of pest infestation, it’s important to take action promptly using organic pest control methods.

In conclusion, Tradescantia plants, with their attractive foliage and easy care requirements, are a popular choice for both beginner and experienced gardeners. With proper care and attention, these plants can thrive and add beauty to any garden or indoor space.

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Dr Heidi Parkes

By Dr Heidi Parkes

Senior Information Extension Officer QLD Dept of Agriculture & Fisheries.