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Fittonia 'Red Nerve'

Fittonia 'Red Nerve'

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The Fittonia 'Red Nerve' is an attractive and visually striking houseplant, recognized for its lush green leaves intricately veined with bold red lines, contributing to its distinctive look. This plant demonstrates a compact and spreading growth habit, with leaves branching out from the central stem. At full maturity, the 'Red Nerve' Fittonia achieves a height of approximately 1-2 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Fittonia albivenis

Common: Red Nerve Plant, Nerve Plant, Mosaic Plant, Painted Net Plant, Leaf Silver Threads, Plant, Red Vein Fittonia Plant, Snake Skin Plant

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-75°F
  • Humidity: High
  • Water: When the top inch of soil is dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.
  • Trim back any leggy growth and remove dead or yellow leaves to maintain shape and encourage new growth.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Acanthaceae family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 2,500 species.
  • Fittonia is native to the tropical rainforests of South America.
  • Fittonia is often called the "Nerve Plant" due to the intricate, vein-like patterns on its leaves.
  • It's a popular choice for terrariums due to its small size and high humidity requirements.
  • Fittonias are known as 'dramatic' plants due to their foliage 'falling over' when it is thirsty. But do not worry! After a good watering, the foliage will pick right back up!
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Medium Maintenance
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