Red Veined Nerve Plant (Fittonia Verschaffeltii)
Common Name: Nerve plant
Plant Type: Perennial herb
Flowering plant: Yes
Flowering period: April to June
Light: Prefers bright, indirect light.
Water: Keep soil constantly moist. Plant will collapse if it dries out. Yellow leaves on this plant indicate too much water or poor drainage. Fittonia needs moisture at all times, but it won’t tolerate soggy soil. Cut off yellow leaves and allow soil to dry slightly between waterings.
Humidity: High humidity (around 60-70% relative humidity). Grows well in the humid environment of a wardian case or a terrarium. Dry air will cause shriveled leaves.
Temperature: Average room temperatures 65-75°F/18-24°C. Fittonia will tolerate a minimum of 60°F/16°C.
Soil: Peat-based mix that holds moisture well.