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6" Fittonia, White


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Fittonia is a striking little plant from South American rainforests, named for Elizabeth and Sara Fitton. Botanists have named it "nerve plant" for its network of white veining on the oval, deep green leaves. With a dry, thin, and crispy texture, the leaves need constant water and will shrivel readily when the plant gets too dry. On the other hand, wilted, too dry plants will often revive and stand right back up again when watered as if nothing happened. Lovely in a low pot or basket, pretty in arrangements with emerald green and pink colored plants, this plant is a real looker. Humidity loving Fittonias thrive in terrariums where their low growth habit makes them a good fit in small places.

  • Air Purifying

Quick Care Guide:

  • Water - Medium (3):  Water plant when dry. Plant does not like soil to always be moist, but doesn't like to stay dry once becomes dry. Water as soon as soil is dry.
  • Light - Med/High (4):  Needs more light than most, but direct light not necessary. Can handle morning and afternoon sun directly on leaves.
  • Difficulty - Medium (3):  Not too difficult to keep happy, but does require some attention.

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