Nerve Plant Care Guide
Nerve plants, also known as fittonia, are small, low-growing plants native to the rainforests of South America. They are known for their colorful, patterned leaves and delicate appearance. Here are some care tips for keeping your nerve plant healthy and happy:
- Light: Nerve plants prefer bright, indirect light. Avoid placing them in direct sunlight as it can cause the leaves to fade or scorch.
- Water: Keep the soil evenly moist, but avoid overwatering as this can lead to root rot. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again.
- Soil: Use a well-draining soil mix with added peat moss or perlite to improve drainage.
- Fertilizer: Feed your nerve plant a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once a month during the growing season.
- Temperature: Nerve plants prefer a consistent temperature between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid placing them in areas with extreme temperature fluctuations.
- Humidity: Nerve plants prefer high humidity, so it is helpful to mist the leaves regularly or place the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water.
- Repotting: Nerve plants do not need to be repotted often, only when the roots become too crowded in the current pot. Use a pot with drainage holes and repot in the spring.
- Pruning: Trim off any dead or damaged leaves as needed to keep the plant looking healthy.
By following these care tips, your nerve plant should thrive and bring a touch of color and beauty to your home.