Trisha, a Tadescantia Nanouk or Moses-in-the-cradle, is a winner when it comes to colour. Her long graceful leaves are striped green and cream, with a bright pink-purple underside. As she grows longer, she looks great hanging or trailing down off a shelf!
Native to Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico, Trisha is a hugely popular houseplant the world over because she's easy to care for. Occasionally, Trisha will flower, revealing tiny white blooms in the centre of the plant - in fact, these flowers are how this plant gets its nickname, Moses-in-the-cradle.
Trisha, Tradescantia Nanouk
Trisha prefers bright indirect light without prolonged exposure to direct sun - a touch of morning sunlight however would be welcomed.
If you’re not sure what level of light you have, check the shadows cast by your plant:
- Minimal shadow = lower light
- Half shadow = indirect light
- Full shadow = direct sun