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Nerve Plant

SCENTIFIC NAME: Fittonia albivenis

KNOWN AS: Mosaic Plant, Fittonia, Painted Net Leaf

CLIMATE (LOCATION): South America 

DESCRIPTION: This plant is really cool. It has green leaves with white, pink, or red veins that make it look like a cool mosaic or like the nervous system.

Nerve Plant Care

This plant likes to stay moist, but not too wet. Check the soil often during summer to see if it is starting to dry out. In winter, you can wait a little longer between waterings, as long as the top inch of soil is still dry.
The Fittonia is a plant that does well in medium to bright indirect light. However, it can also tolerate low light. Just be careful when watering and don't expect the plant to grow very much.
Your Fittonia will thrive in higher humidity. You can provide additional moisture by grouping your Fittonia with other plants that need high humidity, or placing it in a humid spot like the kitchen or bathroom. If you want to be sure the humidity is high enough, use a humidifier.
Fittonia likes the warm weather of the tropics, between 65-85°F. Be sure to avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.
This is a non-toxic plant that you can introduce to your whole family, including pets and children. Even if someone takes a bite out of it, they won't get poisoned!
When you repot a Nerve Plant, you can always divide it into multiple plants. You'll just pull apart the roots into your desired clumps. Or, if a bit rootbound, you may need to cut them apart. Then you can pot each one up into their own appropriately sized vessel. If you'd like to propagate without dividing your plant, you can also try a stem cutting. You'll need to take an apical stem cutting (the top of the stem where there is new growth). Try to cut a decent section with 3-5 leaves and cut just below the lowest leaf. Remove the lower leaves so the cutting will be able to absorb more water.

Hanging Heights

Nerve Plant Lighting Requirements: Medium Light (Medium Indirect Light) to High Light (Bright Indirect Light)

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