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Fittonia is a houseplant known for its beautiful foliage. It is also known as the nerve plant. It belongs to the family of Acanthaceae.
Fittonia is more popularly known as the Nerve plant. It is a flowering plant, belonging to the family of Acanthaceae and the kingdom of Plantae.
Fittonia a popular Tropical houseplant. It is native to the Tropical Rainforests of the Southern part of America, especially Peru.
Being a houseplant, Fittonia is easy to look after. It grows under the basic circumstances of a household.
Fittonia is a tender plant. Therefore, it is essential to water it properly for proper growth.
This plant needs plenty of water to thrive. It is necessary to water the plant instantly, once the surface of the soil starts to become dry after the prior watering session.
This plant prefers moist soil, but even then, overwatering may kill the plant.
Fittonia never approves of bright sunlight. It requires low to medium amount of light to grow.
This plant can survive in a sunny atmosphere, only if it is kept in a proper shade.
Too much sunlight is harmful to the plant. The leaves may burn due to the bright rays of the sun, or can even turn its colour from green to brown.
Being a Tropical plant, this plant prefers high humidity. Moist soil, as well as moist air, helps a Fittonia grow properly.
However, this plant can also adapt to medium humidity levels, if it is kept in household circumstances.
Fittonia needs fertilization only a couple of times per year. For speeding up the growth process, it can be fertilized on monthly basis, or once in two months.
General purpose household plant fertilizers are more likely to be used to fertilize a Fittonia.
Fittonia is a small Tropical plant. It has the average growth of 10cm to 15cm, which is 4-6 inches.
It has a speedy growth rate, but it is more of a groundcover. This plant gives birth to flowers which are white (or off-white) in colour.
Fittonia cleanses and purifies the air. In addition, this plant is used for the purpose of decoration.
The rich green leaves of the plant are touched with bright pink, red or white veins, which gives it the name Nerve Plant and makes it a beautiful plant to be kept indoors.
It must be remembered that Fittonia is a poisonous plant. It can be fatal if ingested by animals or human beings alike.
It is necessary to keep the plant at a safe distance from the animals and children in the house.