Nerve Plant

Fittonia albivenis (Argyroneura Group)

profile iconWhite Nerve Plant (Fittonia albivenis)
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profile iconWhite Nerve Plant (Fittonia albivenis)
by Mokkie (CC BY-SA 3.0)
1 of 6
This evergreen perennial plant group is native to South America, where they are found in tropical rainforest habitats. The Argyroneura Group has pale leaves, with silver-white veins. They are mat-forming, creeping plants with rooting stems and strikingly-veined and often colourful foliage. Flowers are white and non-showy. In cultivation, they are usually grown under glass as houseplants but can be used as groundcover in mild climates.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Layering

Can be done from spring until summer.

Cuttings

In spring take tip cuttings with 3 or 4 pairs of leaves.

Special features

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Indoor plant

For indoor containers, use a loam based potting compost.

Special features

Origin

S.America (Peru)

Natural climate

Tropical Rainforest.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Clay, Chalk, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Acanthaceae

Flower colour

White, Insignificant

Scent

None
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