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Fit with Fittonia.




Fittonia is a lovely plant with delicately veined, deep green leaves. Although the most popular vein color is silvery white, you can also readily find fittonia with veins in pink, white, and green. They are available as trailing houseplants or low-growing creepers that are perfectly fit for terrariums or bottle gardens. As beautiful as they are, fittonia are difficult to raise as conventional houseplants; they require very high, constant humidity (typical to a terrarium), but cannot stand stagnant conditions. Fittonia also dislike strong, direct sunlight and will quickly suffer from burn.

Keeping your Fittonia Fit ;

Light: Indirect or dappled sunlight. They also thrive under fluorescent lights. Don’t expose to full sunlight.

Water: Plants should be kept constantly moist, with high ambient humidity. Mist frequently or grow in a tray with pebbles and water.

Temperature: Average (around 70ºF). They can tolerate temperatures down to the mid-60s or into…

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Fittonia ‘nerve plant’

Click here to contact SoundEagle (Web Administrator and Designer)SoundEagle says: Fittonia, an attractive moisture- and shade-loving prostrate herbaceous plant of family Acanthaceae, is not commonly seen, sold or cultivated nowadays.

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Pink Fittonias and White Fittonias

Nickname:  Nerve Plant.

Fittonias are a tropical rainforest plant, native to Peru.  A low growing plant, they spread wide but are able to reach 6 – 12 inches in height.

Thriving in warmth and high humidity, they are a fantastic specimen for a terrarium.  Easy to grow and happy in any light conditions from low to part sun, Fittonias are a great plant for beginners AND collectors.

Because of their beautiful foliage, Fittonias are generally cultivated as a decorative houseplant.  They have insignificant flowers that should be snipped off in order to keep this foliage lush and vibrant.

Pinch off ends of growing stems to shape plants and to promote denser foliage.

Care Tips

Light:  Light Shade/Part Sun

Water:  water regularly, when soil begins to dry.  Mist often, this plant loves humidity.  However, it is possible to overwater a Fittonia so make sure…

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