Each leaf is delicately highlighted with silvery-white veining. It is the white veining and deep-green leaves that give this plant its striking appearance. The Nerve Plant is perfect for small spaces or apartments where there isn’t room for a tall plant.
Grow Pot Size: 2” and 4” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 4-7” depending on the grow pot size. 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 'White' 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 'White' Story
Where is it from? The Fittonia 'White' is native to South America.
Who is the Fittonia 'White'? 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 'White' the right plant for me?
Fittonia’s are exceptionally easy to care, but they are also known for being dramatic. In order to keep the plant looking vivacious and full of and soft leaves, an environment with higher humidity levels is required. Bathrooms, kitchens, are perfect for the nerve plant. If the 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 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.
Pinch off flowers and older stem tips to keep the plant full.
This plant tends to "faint" when it needs water. Some of the leaves may crisp up quickly, remove those as they appear.