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'