Fittonia albivenis 'White' - Nerve Plant

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An easy care plant great for desktops and terrariums!

Fittonia albivenis                      

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Common Names: Nerve Plant, Mosaic Plant, Vein Plant

Family: Acanthaceae

Origin: Southern Tropical America

Growth: Bushy

Light: Bright, well-filtered

Foot Candles: 75 - 150

Water: Keep evenly moist

Humidity: 30% - 80%

Temperature: 15°C - 28°C

Soil: Regular potting mix

Container: Self-watering planter, living wall, terrarium

Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly 

Propagation: Seed, stem cuttings

Interiorscape Use: Living walls, desktop plant, interior bed ground cover

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Leaves will crisp in drafts or direct sun. Very dramatic droop when plant is thirsty. 

Comments: A low-grounding spreading ground cover plant with attractive coloured veins across the leaves. Will readily flower when fertilized but is grown mainly for foliage. Often called a “drama-queen” due to the intense drooping it displays when experiencing a lack of water. Fittonia will easily bounce back after receiving water  and return to normal. A mature plant in a container will trail down the side of the pot. 

Toxicity: Safe.