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Fittonia argyroneura

Mosaic plant

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Features

  • Height0.1m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite-red
  • Leaf ColourPale green with silver-white veins

Description

Fittonia argyroneura (Mosaic plant). This species is a low growing evergreen perennial, the leaves are oval to elliptical and pale green with silver-white veins they are arranged oppositely. The flowers are spikes of white-red blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen

Other common names

Silver net leaf

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Grown mainly for their foliage. Is useful as ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Rich, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

When grown under glass use a loamless compost with high humidity and indirect light. When grown outdoors grow in a humus-rich moist well-drained soil with partial shade.

Propagation

Sow the tip cuttings in the spring or by layering stems in the spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Overwatering will cause the leaves to turn yellow.

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