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Fittonia albivenis

Mosaic Plant, Nerve Plant

Fittonia albivenis

Please note
  1. 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.
  2. Fittonia verschaffeltii

    Care
    1. Lighting
      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.
    2. Soil
      Standard compost for container plants, vegetables or herbs can be used.
    3. Watering
      Let the soil moderately dry between the waterings to max. 2/3 of the pots height.
      Fittonia roots
    4. Feeding
      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.
    5. Temperature
      The Mosaic Plant likes it warm the year round and needs a minimum temperature of 15 °C (59 °F).
    6. Propagation
      At 22 to 30 °C (72 to 86 °F) cuttings need 4 to 8 weeks to root.
    Nerve Plant

    Flowering Nerve Plants.

    Mosaic Plant

    Place white, red, pink oder yellow cultivars bright to part sunny for beautiful leaf coloring.

    Fittonia albivenis

    The green form grows also good on light shaded spots.

    Fittonia albivenis

    Profile
    1. Scientific name
      Fittonia albivenis (syn. Fittonia verschaffeltii)
    2. Common name(s)
      Mosaic Plant, Nerve Plant, Silver Netplant and others
    3. Family
      Acanthaceae
    4. Origin
      Tropical South America
    5. Height
      5 to 10 cm, grows creeping
    6. Toxic
      No but not edible
    Fittonia Hypoestes

    Fittonia albivenis (left) and the related Hypoestes phyllostachya from tropical Africa (Polka Dot Plant, right). They are similar in plant care.