Fittonia (nerve plant)

Color
Red 'forest flame'
White 'white tiger'
Size

Fittonia's are known as Nerve or Mosaic plants and can be found as beautiful ground cover across the Peruvian Amazon. They make striking and easy to care for houseplants, which can also be a good option for terrariums as they are slow growing and enjoy humid environments.

Please note, the planter is not included.  

Watering

Water regularly and thoroughly so the water reaches the plant’s deeper roots. Fittonia's like moisture so make sure the soil does not dry out fully between watering. Regular misting will also ensure this plant remains happy.

Light requirements

Requires plenty of indirect light but may suffer if it gets too much direct sunlight. A lack of light can lead to leggy stems/ low growth rate / loss of leaves.

Care tips

  • Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows. 
  • Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust.
  • Prune out any brown leaves or stems by cutting as close the next stem or the base of the plant as possible.
  • Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth).
  • For more detailed plant care instructions, check out our Plant Care 101 guide.

    Origin

    Native to tropical tropical rainforests of South America

     

    Toxicity

    No known toxic effects to cats, dogs, other pets or humans.

    Dimensions

    Pot size: 9cm / Height: 10cm

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