Fittonia

Botanical Name: Fittonia

Phonetic: Fih-TONE-ee-uh

Common Name(s): Nerve Plant

Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Peru, tropical South America
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Persistence: 

Leaf Type: Simple
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Rich green with colorful veins
Fall Color: –
Texture: Coarse
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Summer
Flower Color(s): White, insignificant

Exposure: No direct sunlight, filtered sunlight, bright indirect light
USDA: 11-12
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate:               
Height: 0.25-0.50 Feet
Spread:0.50-1.00 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Fungus gnats, aphids, mealy bugs, root rot, mosaic virus
Soil: Moist but n0t soggy, peat moss based soil mix

Features: Attractive foliage, need high humidity
Uses: Tropical houseplant, hanging baskets, terrariums,  ground cover

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