Normally grown as a houseplant, nerve plant (Fittonia spp.) is a spreading evergreen perennial with delicately veined, deep-green leaves. Although the most popular vein color is silvery-white, you can also readily find varieties with veins in red, pink, white, and green. Fittonia are a low-growing creeper that is a perfect fit for terrariums. Fittonia typically grows to a height of 7 to 14 centimeters with a trailing spread of 30+ inches. Although the plant rarely flowers when grown as an indoor houseplant, it does occasionally bloom with insignificant reddish or yellowish-white spikes.
As beautiful as it is, Fittonia is somewhat temperamental and tricky to grow as a houseplant. It requires very high, constant humidity, such as found in a terrarium, and cannot tolerate stagnant conditions. Nerve plant is also sensitive to strong, direct sunlight and will quickly suffer from leaf burn
• Light: Low to bright, indirect light
• Water: Prefers moist soil in a free-draining potting mix, but not too wet. Water when the top layer dries out
• Considerations: As with any tropical house plant, fittonia will flourish in a humid environment
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy fittonia that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 10cm nursery pot, other planters are sold separately. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size, and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.