Serena | Tradescantia Nanouk

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

Serena Loves

☼ Sunlight: A bright sunny spot 
☂ Water: Keep moist but careful not to overwater
♡ Care: Easy
◯ Pot Size: Small 10-13cm | Large 21cm+


She will arrive in a plastic growing pot (8.5cm for small and a 17cm hanging pot for large), or you can add on a perfectly fitting pot to go with her – I recommend these decorative pot sizes Tiny – 8-10 | Small 10-13cm | Large 21cm+



Care Advice

Tradescantia Nanouk

She’s a pretty easy going plant who doesn’t need too much care but gives you beautiful showy leaves as a result. 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.   I’ve got a few different sizes, the adorable ‘tiny’ plants are in 6cm plastic pots, the ‘small’ in 8.5cm pots and the ‘large’ are in 20cm hanging pots.

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 hate that.   

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.            

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.   

Standard delivery is £4.99 with FREE delivery on all orders over £50

 All products are packaged and sent within 3 working days and couriered by DPD with next-day delivery.  I will let you know when your plant is on it’s way so you can track it!  The £4.99 charge is Mainland UK only – please email for shipping costs elsewhere. 

If you need your plant more urgently, please contact me at gemma@irisandco.com to see if I can offer Express Delivery for your choice.

Going Green:  All of my packaging is recyclable or reused, plants are wrapped in corrugated cardboard for protection and their pots wrapped in a compostable bag – just pop it in your food waste caddy or compost heap afterwards!  If you do spy any sneaky plastic in your order (bubble wrap, air packs etc.) rest assured they’re re-used from orders I’ve received – feel free to keep reusing!  All deliveries are carbon offset too, so you can enjoy your plant, guilt free!

As a small business, customer satisfaction is the most important thing to me.  As carefully as I pack your order, there is a small chance your items could be damaged during transit.

If soil has been displaced or a few leaves are damaged, give them a trim and your plant should be right as rain in a week or two.  If more severe damage has occurred in transit, please email me within 24 hours with photographs and I’ll be happy to support.

In order to process the refund or re-sending of any damaged item, I will need photographs of the photographic evidence of the item(s) claimed for clearly showing damage to external packaging, internal packaging, parcel label on item and damage to the item, within 7 days.  Without this information and photographs, I will be unable to process your refund or send out replacement products.

happy customers

Bought a “phoebe” plant as I can’t seem to keep houseplants alive! Delivery was amazing (plant still seemed happy!) and I even had a little freebie which I also love. Phoebe has settled in nicely in her new pot (also from Iris & Co, beautiful). Couldn’t ask for more and would definitely recommend!

5* Stacy W

Fast delivery. Detailed care card for the plant. Handwritten note was a real treat

5* Belen

Lovely plant! Super speedy delivery! My plant has settled in well. She is keeping me company as I work, and makes me a little happier when doing admin!

5* Holly M

I ordered a house plant and pot from Gemma and am really pleased with it so far.  The website pot recommendation was really helpful and also the plant care tips that were emailed to me separately. Gemma delivered the plants herself and the presentation was beautiful. Would really recommend for any gifts (to other or self!).

5* Amelia S

Beautiful plants and excellent customer service

5* Kanye

I ordered a houseplant from Iris & Co in the last few weeks and was very happy to receive a healthy, beautiful plant within a week of ordering. Gemma was quick to respond and very helpful. I love the info cards included with purchase that include helpful tips on how to care for each plant! Will definitely order again.

5* Tori Grigg

Bought a beautiful pinstripe calathea that arrived super quickly and in great condition. There was also a hand written note and a care guide which was a very nice personal touch.

5* Sarah Smith

I ordered a beautiful plant and pot. They arrived quickly and safely, they were well packaged. I absolutely love them, they look just as good as the photos on the website, I’m really pleased, thank you!

5* Claire H