This listing is for a bundle of three plants in one of each of the colors that we carry. If you are looking for an individual color, please check our individual listings. We currently carry Red, White and Pink.
Fittonia albivenis verschaffeltii - (The Nerve plant, Mosaic Plant) is a spreading tropical evergreen perennial in the Acanthaceae family from Peru.
- Nerve plants produce 1 -2” green leaves with a netting of colored veins that coordinate with the color of the plant being purchased.
- Nerve plants bloom in Spring with tiny yellow or white flowers on small spikes, but their vibrant leaves are what put on the real show.
- Great plant for terrariums and fairy gardens, as houseplants or as bedding, or can be put in a hanging planter and allowed to trail.
- Plants will spread as ground cover or will trail over the sides of hanging baskets and planters if allowed free reign. Pinch off shoots that grow leggy will encourage the plant to grow fuller and more bushy.
- Plants will arrive in 2" plastic nursery pots or 2.5” terra cotta pots for an additional charge and in maturity, plants can grow to be 3 - 12” tall with proper care and will trail or spread up to 18 inches.
- Species likes to be indoors when temps dip below 50 degrees F.
- Cold hardy outdoors year round in Zones 10 - 11, in bright shade.
- Normal room temperature inside is ideal.
- Plants prefer bright indirect light and do not care for direct sun.
- Easy to grow, soil should be kept moist and not allowed to dry out.
- These plants do not like cold water, so allow water to sit out until reaching room temperature to avoid shock.
- Mist or place on a tray of rocks or pebbles to increase humidity.
- Plants get very dramatic when under watered but will perk back up if watered in time.
- Fertilize weekly with a very weak, balanced fertilizer during the growing season from Spring to Fall.
See our care guide for more detailed instructions.
- When plant arrives, pot will be in a bag or wrapped to reduce soil loss.
- Remove paper and packaging materials and cut out of bag or wrapping and water thoroughly.
- Repot in a peat based soil in a small pot, as Nerve plants have shallow roots.
- Any leaf tips lost during repotting should be places back into the soil to propagate.