Nerve Plant - Green

Regular price R 85.00
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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)

We offer the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R50 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R85 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).

LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
Our System calculates custom quotes based on the items in your basket.

Please process your order as per normal and select the "Custom" shipping option at checkout. Our Team will contact you with a competitive custom shipping quote via email.


Please email us at and we'll arrange a custom shipping solution to the nearest town.

Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters: 

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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