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