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Green Nerve Plant

Fittonia albivenis (Argyroneura Group)

Also known as

Nerve Plant

White Nerve Plant (Fittonia albivenis) by Mokkie (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Overview

The Green Nerve Plant, Fittonia albivenis is perfect for shady spots! It's grown for the fantastic foliage, coloured green in this plant, with striking white veins. Fittonia albivenis is an evergreen perennial plant from the Acanthaceae family. It is native to South America, where it grows naturally in tropical rainforest habitats. Fittonias in the Argyroneura Group have pale leaves, with silver-white veins. They are mat-forming, creeping plants with rooting stems. Flowers are white and non-showy. In cultivation, Nerve Plants are usually grown indoors as houseplants, but they can be used as groundcover in mild climates.

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.