Nerve Plant - RedRegular price R 85.00
Scientific Name: Fittonia sp.
Synonyms: Jewel Plant, Mosaic Plant, Nerve Plant, Silver Nerve, Silver Nerve Plant, Silver Threads
- Available in a variety of colours
- Likes bright, indirect light
- Likes warmth and humidity
- Plant level: Easy
- Available potted in a 13cm Terracotta Pot set
Comes in a 12cm Nursery Pot.
The Nerve Plant is so-called because of its variety of veins or 'nerves' running through each leaf. As an easy-care plant and with the wonderful colour variants, the Nerve plant makes a great gift or starter plant.
The Nerve plant houseplant is definitely one of the great communicators of the plant world and can be used as the proverbial 'canary in the coal mine' when it comes to knowing when to water all your houseplants, especially when the Nerve plant is kept in lower lighting conditions. This is due to their nature of drooping when thirsty and bouncing back after a good drink, so when it droops check if everyone else is ready for a pool party.
This is a great countertop plant for bathrooms or kitchens, where the humidity level is naturally high. They look great when various colours are planted together and also make fabulous pops of colour in a terrarium.
Also available potted in a 13cm Terracotta Pot with matching drip tray.
Please note: Fittonia is not known to be toxic to pets or humans.
Follow these instructions to keep your Nerve Plant healthy and happy.
Water: Water moderately and let the soil dry out slightly between waterings
Light: Bright, indirect light is best. Will lose pink colouring in lower light.
Humidity: Flourishes in high humidity settings - mist as needed
Fertilize: Feed the Fittonia about every two weeks when it is actively growing with diluted fertilizer. (Spring through Summer)