Fittonia albivenis is part of the Acanthaceae family is native to south Tropical America. This cultivar is part of the subspecies Verschaffeltii as it has red/pink veins. Fittonia are named in honour of Elizabeth and Sarah Mary Fitton, 19th century authors of 'Conservations on Botany'.

 

Pot: 12cm diameter

Height: Approximately 15cm from base of pot.

 

Secrets to success

Temperature: Ideally 18°C, Fittonia like a warm environment, they do well in terrariums or bright bathrooms and kitchens.

 

Light: These plants need medium light, perhaps a shaded window.

 

Water: Keep Fittonia soil damp; these plants are prone to fainting but will perk up after a little drink.

 

Air humidity: Fittonia prefer higher humidity, this can be achieved by grouping plants together, using a humidifier and placing your plant on a tray of watered pebbles.

 

Fertilising: Feed plants every two weeks during the growing period, diluting the fertiliser to half the recommended dosage.

 

Potting mix: A well draining mix containing perlite or pumice.

 

These plants are non-toxic.

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Pink Ruby Lime'

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