This is an absolutely gorgeous plant that has beautiful vein covered, colourful leaves. They are native to tropical areas of Peru and other South American countries. Fittonia Albivenis is named after its discoverers, botanist sisters Elizabeth and Sarah Fitton.
Light conditions: enjoys bright but indirect light. Too much sun will cause the plant to drop leaves.
Neediness: require regular care as prone to drying out and needs a constant level of humidity.
Watering: regular watering as it is vulnerable to excessive heat. Allow the soil to completely dry before watering again. Carry out almost daily misting, ensuring you use room temperature water to prevent shocking it. Reduce this routine during cooler months and your Fittonia will thrive.
Ideal location: bathrooms and kitchens, living rooms and studies
Rate of growth: average. Will typically grow up to 3 inches tall. Can have a trailing spread between 12-18 inches.
Pets: this plant is safe around pets.
Sizing: W8.5cm x H12cm - price includes 3 x nerve plants
Also known as: Fittonia Albivenis
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