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Nerve Plant

Botanical Name
Fittonia spp.
Height
Up to 6 inches
Width
6 to 12 inches
Light
Low to medium
Soil
Moist, well-drained, not soggy
Planting & Care
  • Needs high humidity
  • Thrives in terrariums
  • Avoid direct sun, which will cause leaves to burn and turn brown and crispy
  • Fertilize regularly with a dilute houseplant fertilizer - following label directions
  • Take cuttings regularly to start new plants
Problems
Can be short lived
Varieties
  • Red Anne - olive green leaves variegated with pinkish-red veins
  • Angel Snow - green and white variegated foliage
  • Daisy - large, round gray-green leaves with white veins
  • Frankie - mostly pink leaves with green serrated margins and some green mottling
  • Fortissimo - larger leaf variety, green leaves sport pink veins
  • Leather Leaf - larger leaf variety, medium green foliage with bright white veins
  • Mini Red Vein - small green leaves with wide reddish-pink veins
  • Red Star - small green leaves heavily marked with reddish-pink
  • Titanic - smaller, pointed green leaves with white veins
  • Ruby Red - pointed dark green leaves with bright red veins

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