Easy to grow Fittonia houseplants belong to the Acanthaceae family and its popular grown for its patterned mosaic leaves and rich blends of colours. It was named after Elizabeth and Sarah May Fityon, its discoverers. The fittonia hails from the tropical rainforest in South America and is called nerve plant because of its delicate nerve looking veins and variegated foliage.
As an indoor plant, the pink nerve kokedama plant hardly blooms, but when it does, it displays numerous reddish and white spikes that disappear among the foliage. The stems are covered in white hairs, and the leaves grow to form dense foliage of pinkish-red veins that adds an outstanding touch to your space.
The nerve plant is tiny and looks stunning in a hanging kokedama with twines that playoff its colours. It is a perfect decorative office desk plant also pretty when placed on kitchen counters, living room corners or balconies. The Fittonia can also be a great gift idea for a plant lover.
Other names: It has numerous names including Mosaic Plant, Pink Angel, Painted Net Leaf, Jewel Plant, of Red Nerve Plant.
Planting environment: It is a typical indoor decor houseplant. Place near sunny windows with light filtered through curtains.
Sunlight: It prefers bright indirect light or shade. Direct sunlight can cause leaf discolouration or burn.
Watering/Soaking: It is best to keep moss ball evenly moist. Soak the moss ball 3/4th in water once a week for 5 minutes or when the moss ball begins to dry out.
Misting: Mist frequently.
Fertilisation: It likes to be fed once monthly for rapid growth with a typical houseplant or organic fertiliser.
Temperature: It thrives in ordinary indoor temperature between 60 to 80 degree Fahrenheit.
Humidity: It enjoys high humid areas.