Nerve plant is also called Fittonia. Fittonia is a very beautiful house plant that is popular for use in hanging-pots. These plants are belongs to the tropical climate. So, they love bright but indirect sunlight with much humidity.
These are very easy caring houseplant. They do not require too much time. Their unique and stunning foliage will surely attract everybody including visitors.
The botanical name of nerve plant is Fittonia Albivensis. The other common names are Nerve Plant, Mosaic Plant, Painted Net Lea. They are also known as White Veins, Silver Net Leaf, Silver Threads, and Silver Fittonia.
Other species of Nerve plant have Pink, Bright Pink and Red Veins. The leaves looks stunning. The dwarf Fittonia looks very well.
Nerve Plant Care
Nerve Plants do not require a lot of time to care. Following are some useful tips-
Nerve Plants loves well-draining and moisture retentive soil. Mix potting soil with coco peat for best result. Coco peat has a tendency to keep the soil moist for long time.
Fittonia required constant moisture, But lots of moisture leads to root-rot. So, keep the average moist to keep plant healthy and beautiful.
These plants are native to tropical rainforest. So, they loves indirect and filtered light. They need partial to full shade to flourish.
Fertilize them with balanced and water-soluble fertilizer once in 1-2 month.
The native habitat of Nerve Plant is tropical hot climate. So, the temperature between 16-26 degree Celsius is good for their growth.
For the growth of a healthy and happy Nerve Plants, the humidity should be greater than 50%. High humidity level keeps the leaves bright and beautiful.
Fittonia plants require regular pruning to maintain compact growth and beauty.
Propagation can be done by stem cutting. Make sure that there are at least two nodes are available on stem cutting. Place these stem cutting in moist soil for propagation. Roots will come within 2-3 weeks.
Pests and Diseases
These plants are not particularly prone to any insects, pests or disease. Common house plant diseases may be seen on this plants. The disease may be due to attack of mealybugs, spider mites, aphids, gnats and fungus.
Treat any infestation immediately and isolate the plants to prevent the infection from spreading to other plants.
These plants are Non-Toxic to humans and pets.
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