Fittonia- Nerve Plant
- Fittonia is a genus of flowering plants in the acanthus family Acanthaceae, native to tropical rainforest in South America, mainly Peru.
- Your fittonia prefers bright, indirect light. Lower light can cause it to lose some of its vibrant color and growth will slow. Too much light can burn the leaves.
- Your fittonia loves water and to be consistently moist, but not soggy. Water thoroughly when the top 25% of soil is dry. If you let your Fittonia dry out too much, it will let you know with limp leaves. After a thorough watering, the leaves will perk up.
- Fittonia grows well in standard potting soil with a peat moss base. The soil should retain some moisture, but should also drain well.
- Fittonias are non-toxic and pet friendly.
- You can propagate Fittonia by taking stem or leaf cuttings. Cut the stem at the node and place it in water in a bright, warm space. You can also cut a leaf and stick that in water as well. This takes anywhere from two to eight weeks.