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Fittonia Nerve Houseplant

  • - Pet Safe: Yes
  • - Care Level: Medium
  • - Space Required: 16 inches
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: North or East facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Fittonia Nerve Houseplant
Plant Features

The Fittonia, commonly known as the Nerve Plant, is a strikingly ornamental houseplant renowned for its vibrant vein-like patterns on the leaves. The foliage typically features a rich green background with contrasting veins in shades of white, pink, or red, giving it a unique and eye-catching appearance. Fittonias are small and compact, making them ideal for terrariums, small pots, or as part of a mixed planter.

In terms of care, the Nerve Plant can be a bit finicky and requires consistent attention. The most common issue is drooping leaves, which usually indicates underwatering. However, overwatering can lead to root rot, so the soil should not be kept too wet. If the vibrant colors of the leaves start to fade, it might need more light. Too much direct sunlight, however, can scorch the leaves. This plant thrives in high humidity, so regular misting or a humidifier can help. It's also important to keep an eye out for common houseplant pests.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Indirect, Bright - within 2-3' of a window
Watering Needs Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering
Fertilizer Every 4-6 weeks
Humidity Level High (a humidifier must be in the room)
Temperature 65-75 F
Care Level Green Thumb (plants require a little effort)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 4-6 inches
Mature Spread 6-12 inches
Habit Spreading
Foliage Color Multicolored
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly Yes