Normally grown as a houseplant, nerve plant (Fittonia spp.) is a spreading evergreen with delicately veined, deep-green leaves. Although the most popular vein color is silvery-white, you can also readily find varieties with veins in pink, white, and green. Nerve plant is a low-growing creeper that is a perfect fit for terrariums or bottle gardens.
Fittonia typically grows to a height of 3 to 6 inches with a trailing spread of 12 to 18 inches. Although the plant rarely flowers when grown as an indoor houseplant, it does occasionally bloom with insignificant reddish or yellowish-white spikes.
As beautiful as it is, fittonia is somewhat temperamental and tricky to grow as a houseplant. It requires very high, constant humidity, such as found in a terrarium and cannot tolerate stagnant conditions. Nerve plant is also sensitive to strong, direct sunlight and will quickly suffer from leaf burn
Sun exposure: Filtered sun or part shade
Soil type: Moist but well-draining soil
Soil pH: 3.0 to 5.0; prefers slightly acidic soil, but will tolerate alkaline soils
Flower color: Varies depending on species; usually yellowish-white or reddish; flowers are insignificant
Native area: Tropical rainforests of South America, principally Peru
We recommend the Australian Munash Organics soil food and foliage spray to keep you plants happy and healthy!
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