How to grow Fittonia

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).

Fittonia leaves

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:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mites, mealybug

Pruning season:
All year

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:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White small flowers grow on green bracts that grow on stems in inflorescence.

Scientific name:


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