An easy care plant great for desktops and terrariums!
Common Names: Nerve Plant, Mosaic Plant, Vein Plant
Origin: Southern Tropical America
Light: Bright, well-filtered
Foot Candles: 75 - 150
Water: Keep evenly moist
Humidity: 30% - 80%
Temperature: 15°C - 28°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter, living wall, terrarium
Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Seed, stem cuttings
Interiorscape Use: Living walls, desktop plant, interior bed ground cover
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Leaves will crisp in drafts or direct sun. Very dramatic droop when plant is thirsty.
Comments: A low-grounding spreading ground cover plant with attractive coloured veins across the leaves. Will readily flower when fertilized but is grown mainly for foliage. Often called a “drama-queen” due to the intense drooping it displays when experiencing a lack of water. Fittonia will easily bounce back after receiving water and return to normal. A mature plant in a container will trail down the side of the pot.