Fittonia growing herbaceous subshrub of the genus Fittonia also known as Mosaic plant or Nerve plant, Fittonia perennial evergreen or as annual plant, used as ornamental ground cover plant, can grow in tropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+ (as perennial) 5-10a (as annual).
Leaves color green, red, pink, purple, yellow, orange or white, vein in different color or shade that the color of the leaves and veins create patterns.
Flower color white and small, the flowers grow on green bracts that grow on stems in inflorescence.
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Requirements for Fittonia growing and care:
Moist soil, well ventilate soil, frost free, humidity
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, to get the same color as the mother plant
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mites, mealybug
How to prune:
Just for design dead leaves and flower stems
Size of the plant?
5-20 cm, 2-8 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
White small flowers grow on green bracts that grow on stems in inflorescence.