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Fittonia 'White Nerve Plant'

Fittonia 'White Nerve Plant'

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Description: Fittonia 'White Nerve Plant', also known as White Fittonia, is a captivating variety prized for its intricate white veins contrasting against dark green foliage. Belonging to the Acanthaceae family, this evergreen perennial is native to the tropical rainforests of South America and thrives in warm, humid environments. The 'White' variety of Fittonia is named for its striking white veins that run through the leaves, adding a touch of elegance and visual interest to any indoor space. With its low-growing habit and eye-catching foliage, Fittonia 'White Nerve Plant' is an excellent choice for adding a pop of color and charm to terrariums, dish gardens, and indoor plant displays.

🌿 Botanical Name: Fittonia spp. 'White' (Fittonia 'White Nerve Plant' or White Fittonia)

💧 Care Level: Moderate. Fittonia 'White Nerve Plant' requires some attention to watering and humidity levels but can adapt well to indoor growing conditions with proper care.

📏 Size: White Nerve Plants typically reach a height of 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) with a spread of 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm).

☀️ Light: Place Fittonia 'White' in bright, indirect light. It thrives in bright, filtered sunlight and prefers protection from direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day. If grown indoors, place it near a north- or east-facing window where it can receive ample sunlight without being exposed to direct rays.

💧 Water: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water White Nerve Plant when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry to the touch. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

💦 Humidity: Fittonia 'White' prefers high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the foliage regularly or placing a humidifier nearby, especially in dry indoor environments.

🌡️ Temperature: White Nerve Plant prefers temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Protect it from drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations, as extreme conditions can stress the plant.

🌱 Soil: Plant Fittonia 'White' in well-draining, peat-based potting soil. Ensure the soil is loose and aerated to promote healthy root growth.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed White Nerve Plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in the winter months, as the plant's growth slows down during this time.

🔄 Pruning: Prune Fittonia 'White' as needed to maintain its shape and remove any leggy or yellowing leaves. Use clean pruning shears to make precise cuts, and avoid cutting into healthy green tissue.

🍃 Pests and Diseases: Monitor White Nerve Plant for common pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Watch for signs of fungal diseases such as leaf spot and powdery mildew, and ensure proper air circulation around the plant.

Propagation: Fittonia 'White' can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take a cutting from a healthy, mature stem and place it in a well-draining propagation medium. Keep the cutting moist and warm until roots develop, then transplant it into a small pot with potting soil.

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