A Fittonia Plant (Nerve Plant/Mosaic Plant) is native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. It gets its nicknames, Nerve Plant or Mosaic Plant because of the distinct veined appearance of its beautiful ornamental leaves. These veins are always a different color than the rest of the leaf and can be white, pink or silver. The leaves of a Fittonia are about 2” long, green in color, and are attached to fuzzy stems. This is a small, compact, low-growing plant that looks good on windowsills, small shelves, and in terrariums. A Nerve Plant requires a little extra care, but it makes a great houseplant. Its lush variegated leaves brighten any room.
LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS: Nerve plant grows best in low to medium light, though it also thrives in a sunny window if the light is filtered with a sheer curtain. If it gets too much hot sun, even indoors, the leaves may burn, turning brown and crispy.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS WATER:Water nerve plant when the soil surface just barely starts to dry. This houseplant likes somewhat moist (but not wet, soggy) soil.
FERTILIZER: Fertilize nerve plant a couple of times a year at minimum. For more growth, you can fertilize on a monthly basis, using a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer. Be sure to follow the directions on the fertilizer package.
TEMPERATURE: Fishtail Palms prefer temperatures between 75-85 degrees during the day and 60-70 degrees at night. Try to keep a Fishtail Palm out of cold drafts and away from air conditioners. Nighttime temperatures should never go below 45 degrees.
HUMIDITY: A Fittonia Plant loves high humidity.
SOIL: Use a good, all purpose, well aerated potting soil for Fittonia houseplants.