Fittonia is also known as the nerve plant or mosaic plant, because of its striking patterned foliage, a network of veins picked out in a different colour to the oval leaves. There are several vibrant colour schemes to choose from – green and white, green and pink, orange and pink, and the almost day-glo lime and electric pink. Fittonia forms a compact mound of slowly spreading habit, making an attractive specimen plant that holds its own in a room, but also combining well with other foliage plants. It rarely flowers indoors, and many growers pinch out the dainty pale flower spikes that so that the plant concentrates its energy on its leaves. Fittonia has a reputation for being tricky, but if you take a little time to understand its needs, it is a beautiful companion for your home or workspace.
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