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Nerve plant (Fittonia albivenis)

Regular price $12.50
Sale price $12.50

The nerve plant, scientifically known as Fittonia albivenis, is a striking and popular houseplant cherished for its colorful and intricately veined foliage. Here's a description:

  1. Appearance: The nerve plant is characterized by its small, oval-shaped leaves that feature intricate patterns of contrasting veins. The leaves can vary in color, ranging from deep green to pink, red, or white, depending on the cultivar. The veins may be brightly colored, creating a striking contrast against the leaf background.

  2. Size: Nerve plants typically grow low to the ground, forming dense mats of foliage. They are compact plants, making them ideal for terrariums, small containers, or as ground cover in shaded areas of gardens.

  3. Growth Habit: Nerve plants have a spreading growth habit, with stems that root along the soil surface to form new plants. They tend to grow slowly, producing new leaves and spreading gradually over time.

  4. Light Requirements: Nerve plants thrive in bright, indirect light. While they can tolerate lower light conditions, they may become leggy or lose their vibrant coloration in dimmer environments. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

  5. Watering Needs: These plants prefer consistently moist soil but are susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Allow the top inch or so of the soil to dry out between waterings, then water thoroughly. It's essential to maintain a balance, ensuring the soil is neither too dry nor too soggy.

  6. Temperature and Humidity: Nerve plants prefer temperatures between 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C) and high humidity levels. They thrive in humid environments, making them excellent choices for terrariums or bathrooms. If the air is too dry, misting the foliage regularly can help maintain humidity.

  7. Maintenance: Nerve plants are relatively low-maintenance. Remove any dead or yellowing leaves as they appear to promote healthy growth and maintain the plant's appearance. Periodically check for pests, such as spider mites or aphids, and treat them promptly if detected.

  8. Toxicity: Nerve plants are non-toxic to humans and pets, making them safe to keep in homes with cats, dogs, and other animals.

Overall, nerve plants are prized for their stunning foliage and adaptability to indoor environments. With their vibrant colors and intricate patterns, they add a touch of beauty and interest to any space, making them popular choices for indoor gardening enthusiasts.

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At Lakewood Plant Company in Lakewood, Ohio, we stand behind the quality of our plants with a guarantee that ensures your satisfaction. Our commitment is to deliver plants that are not only beautiful but also thriving and healthy. If, for any reason, your plants do not arrive in a happy and healthy condition, we guarantee a free replacement.

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