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.