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Fittonia verschaffeltii var. agyroneura

Painted net leaf

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourGreen-white
  • Leaf ColourDark green with pink veins
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Fittonia verschaffeltii var. agyroneura (Painted net leaf). This forms a carpet of oval, green leaves, streaked white.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen

Other common names

Mosiac plant

Origin

Peru

Interest and use

Indoor plant.

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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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