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Fittonia verschaffeltii

Painted net leaf

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourRed white
  • Leaf ColourDark green with pink veins

Description

Fittonia verschaffeltii (Painted net leaf). This species will reach about 15cm high with an indefinite spread, the leaves are dark green and oval with conspicuous bright pink veins. The flowers are insignificant and irregular.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen

Other common names

Mosiac plant

Origin

Peru

Interest and use

This is a suitable indoor plant for a Terraria.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 15C, and will need a fairly humid atmosphere. Grow them in a shaded position with well drained soil, keep them well watered but avoid waterlogging, especially in the winter. If plant becomes too straggly, cut back in spring.

Propagation

Propagate in spring or summer, with additional heat, by division or stem cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails are a problem.

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