How to grow Fittonia verschaffeltii

Fittonia verschaffeltii grow and care – subshrub herbaceous of the genus Fittonia also known as Fittonia albivenis, Nerve plant or Mosaic plant, Fittonia verschaffeltii perennial evergreen or annual plant, also used as ornamental ground cover plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate also as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+ (as perennial) 5-10a (as annual).

Leaves color can be: green, red, pink, purple, yellow, orange, white or mix color, vein in different color or shade that the color of the leaves and veins create patterns.

Fittonia verschaffeltii flower

Flower color white and small, the flowers grow on green bracts that grow on stems in inflorescence.

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How to grow Fittonia verschaffeltii 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 graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes in order to get the specific color

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year in the tropic, in colder climate in the spring (hardiness zone 10-11)

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 indoor 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:

Fittonia albivenis

How to grow Fittonia verschaffeltii

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Fittonia verschaffeltii


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Orange leaves
  • Pink leaves
  • Purple leaf
  • Red leaves
  • White leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
  • Subshrub
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Ground cover plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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