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Fittonia / Nerve / Mosaic Plant

Fittonia / Nerve / Mosaic Plant

Pot Type: Plastic Pot

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For those looking to add a burst of color and lush greenery to their homes in the UAE, Fittonia, also known as the nerve plant, is a fantastic choice. This vibrant and versatile houseplant is perfect for indoor environments and thrives in the UAE's unique climate

Normally grown as a potted houseplant, nerve plant (Fittonia spp.) is a spreading evergreen perennial with delicately veined, deep-green, ovate leaves. Although the most popular vein color is silvery-white, you can also readily find varieties with veins in red, pink, white, and green. Fittonia typically grows to a height of 3 to 6 inches with a trailing spread of 12 to 18 inches.

Nerve Plant Care

Light

As a tropical plant that naturally grows in the humid, bright shade of tropical forests, this plant prefers similar conditions when grown as a houseplant. It dislikes full sunlight, preferring bright, indirect sun, such as that offered by north-facing windows. You should keep a nerve plant under fluorescent lights or near diffused light coming in from a sheer curtain. You can also keep a nerve plant in the bathroom even if there's low lighting.

Soil

Fittonia grows well in standard potting soil with a peat moss base. It prefers a slightly acidic soil pH (6.5). The soil should retain some moisture but should also drain well.

Water

Keeping the plant appropriately moist can be a challenge. Nerve plant is prone to collapse if it's allowed to dry out. Although it will recover quickly if thoroughly watered, repeated fainting spells will eventually take their toll on the plant. At the other extreme, Fittonia plants that are allowed to stagnate in water will develop yellowed, limp leaves.

Temperature and Humidity

Nerve plant thrives at temperatures around 70 F but will tolerate a range from the low 60s F to low 80s F. Regular misting will keep the plants from drying out.

Fertilizer

During its growing season, feed plants weekly with a weak dose of liquid fertilizer formulated for tropical plants. A balanced 5-5-5 fertilizer diluted to half strength is a good formulation.
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