Fittonia

Fittonia

  • Product Code: DIP 011
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Fittonia

Fittonia argyroneura, from the Acanthaceae (Acanthus) family, also known as nerve plant is a spreading evergreen perennial with delicately veined, deep-green leaves. Although the most popular vein color is silvery-white, you can also readily find varieties with veins in red, pink, white, and green. Nerve plant is a low-growing creeper that is a perfect fit for terrariums or bottle gardens. 

Planting & Care 

Light: Fittonia dislikes full sunlight, preferring bright, indirect sun

Soil: Fittonia grows well in standard potting soil with a peat-moss base. The soil should retain some moisture but should also drain well.

Water: Keeping the plant appropriately moist can be a challenge. Nerve plant is prone to collapse if it's allowed to dry out.

Fertilizer: During its growing season, feed plants weekly with a weak dose of liquid fertilizer formulated for tropical plants. A balanced 5-5-5 fertilizer diluted to half strength is a good formulation.

Temperature: Nerve plant thrives at temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit 

Pruning: Remove tips if the stems grow leggy, pinching off the tips will keep the growth full and bushy.

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