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Mosaic Plant, Nerve Plant, Painted Net Leaf
Scientific Name: Fittonia verschaffeltii (Lem.) Van Houtte
Synonym:
Family: Acanthaceae
Mosaic Plant, Nerve Plant, Painted Net Leaf (Fittonia  verschaffeltii)
Fittonia verschaffeltii in the New York Botanical Garden greenhouse
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10

Frost Tolerance: Conservatory plant, keep above 60 F (16C)

Heat Tolerance: Can be used in a humid shady corner of the garden in summer. Beware of slugs

Sun Exposure: Light shade to shade

Origin: Peru

Growth Habits: Perennial, up to 6 inches tall (15 cm)

Watering Needs: Abundant water in summer, less in winter. Needs a lot of humidity to thrive, difficult as a house plant.

Propagation: tip cuttings, layer stems, division


The variety pearcei has red veins.


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