How to grow Fittonia verschaffeltii

Fittonia verschaffeltii growing 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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Requirements for 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 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

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