Mosaic Plant, Nerve Plant
- Fittonia albivenis can’t be grown submersed and is not a real aquarium plant.
After a few weeks the leaves rot and and pollute the water.
The red, yellow and white cultivars need bright light for intensive leaf coloring. With some morning or evening sun. The green forms do also good if placed light shaded. Hot summer afternoon sun can cause leaf burn.
Standard compost for container plants, vegetables or herbs can be used.
Let the soil moderately dry between the waterings to max. 2/3 of the pots height.
When in active growth with standard liquid fertilizer (monthly), spikes or granules (2 to 3 monthly). New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.
The Mosaic Plant likes it warm the year round and needs a minimum temperature of 15 °C (59 °F).
At 22 to 30 °C (72 to 86 °F) cuttings need 4 to 8 weeks to root.
- Scientific name
Fittonia albivenis (syn. Fittonia verschaffeltii)
- Common name(s)
Mosaic Plant, Nerve Plant, Silver Netplant and others
Tropical South America
5 to 10 cm, grows creeping
No but not edible