Each leaf is delicately highlighted with pink veining. It is the pink veining and deep-green leaves that give this plant its striking appearance. Some people say that the veining looks like the nervous system or lightning. The Nerve Plant is perfect for small spaces or apartments where there isn’t room for a tall plant.
Grow Pot Size: 2” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 4-6" Plant Care Level: Easy
Its ability to thrive in various light conditions makes this plant an excellent house plant for beginners and experienced plant parents alike.
Fittonia 'Pink' Care Tips
Other Common Names: Mosaic Plant, Jewel Plant, Nerve Plant
Binomial Name:Fittonia albivenis
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright indirect, Medium, Low
Water: Keep soil moist but never soggy
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Fittonia 'Pink' Story
Where is it from? The Fittonia 'Pink' plant is native to South America.
Who is the Fittonia 'Pink'? This creeping perennial is native to the tropical rainforests of South America, growing to a height of 3 to 6 inches with a spread of 12 to 18 inches.
Is the Fittonia 'Pink' the right plant for me?
Fittonia’s are exceptionally easy to care for, but they are also known for being dramatic. In order to keep the plant looking vivacious and full of soft leaves, an environment with higher humidity levels is required. Bathrooms, kitchens, are perfect for the nerve plant. If they start to dry out they will dramatically feint. Rest assured a good drink of water will have them back to normal in no time at all.
Pet Friendly: Yes! This is a pet-friendly plant.
Location Suggestions: Nerve Plants can work in a wide range of locations due to their adaptability to different lighting conditions. Place them in a terrarium, on a shelf, coffee table, or in a macrame hanger.
The Fittonia plant can handle a wide range of lighting conditions. They thrive in bright indirect light but can grow in medium to low light.
Check the soil every 3-5 days. It should be constantly moist.
This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a moisture-retaining potting soil, high in peat content.
The average temperature range should be between 65°F - 75°F
Weekly during the growing season of spring and summer months. Cut back to monthly feeding in the winter. and use a balanced fertilizer. Ex 5-5-5. If using a liquid fertilizer, make sure to dilute with water before applying.
Remove any dead foliage from the stem of the plant. This plant does "faint" when it needs water so some leaves may crisp up quickly.
Pinch off flowers and older stem tips to keep the plant full.
General Information About Your Plant
Colombia and Bolivia
The beautiful, delicate leaves are variegated with pink and green. The pink is most prominent on the veins, hence its common name, Nerve Plant.