Growing Fittonia (also Known as Nerve and Mosaic Plant) Indoors
Dress up a tabletop and improve your indoor air quality with a Fittonia plant. Its green leaves with white or red veins inspired its common names: nerve, mosaic, and snakeskin plant.
Fittonias typically grow 3 to 6 inches tall, but as the stems creep along the soil they root, forming a wide plant. Their growth habit makes them perfect for wide, shallow containers like a dish garden.
These plants thrive in high humidity, moist well-drained soil and indirect light. Group them with other plants or place on a gravel tray to increase the humidity around the plant. Or grow them in a terrarium and trim as needed to contain its size.
Fittonias can be somewhat short lived. Take cuttings from stem tips or carefully dig up a section of a rooted stem to start new plants before the original one begins to decline.
A bit more information: Fittonias help filter toluene, benzes and trichloroethylene from indoor air. Use these and other houseplants to improve your indoor air quality.
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