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Fittonia 'Red'

Fittonia 'Red'

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Common Names: Mosaic Plant or Nerve Plant   

Botanical Name: Fittonia albivenis 

Fittonia Albivenis Description

Fittonia albivenis is also known as the Nerve Plant or Mosaic Plant due to its strikingly patterned leaves. It is cherished for its richly veined leaves, which create a stunning display of artistry in nature. These veins are typically bright white, pink, or red, contrasting sharply against dark green leaf backgrounds. The plant itself is quite compact and spreads out with a creeping habit, making it a perfect candidate for terrariums or as a tabletop houseplant.

Care Plan for Fittonia Albivenis

Light: Fittonia thrives in bright, indirect light but can also adapt to low-light conditions. However, the vibrancy of its leaf coloration might diminish in less light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves, leading to a washed-out appearance or browned edges.

Watering: Moisture is crucial for the Fittonia. It prefers consistently damp soil but not waterlogged. Water it thoroughly once the top of the soil starts to feel dry to the touch. Be wary of over-watering, as it can lead to root rot.

Humidity: This plant loves a humid environment, so it's ideal for bathrooms or kitchens where humidity tends to be higher. If you live in a dry climate, using a pebble tray or a humidifier can help meet its humidity needs.

Temperature: Fittonia enjoys warmer temperatures and should be kept away from drafts and cold windows during the winter. It thrives in temperatures between 60 to 80°F (15 to 26°C).

Pet Safety: One of the great perks of the Fittonia is that it is non-toxic to cats and dogs, making it a worry-free choice for pet owners looking to spruce up their indoor gardens.

General Tips: Yellowing leaves may indicate overwatering, while dry, crispy leaves typically suggest under-watering or low humidity. Regular misting can help prevent these issues, especially in drier environments. Additionally, pinching back the tips can encourage a bushier growth if your Fittonia starts to look a bit leggy.

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