Fittonia albivenis ‘Skeleton’

Family: Acanthaceae

Countries: Americas, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, South America

Fittonia albivenis ‘Skeleton’ is often referred to as the nerve plant, due to the distinctive nerve-like veining that this plant’s leaves display.

Fittonia albivenis ‘Skeleton’ requires low to medium light levels and high humidity to flourish.  These plants thrive when planted in a moist, but well-drained peat-free compost or growing medium.  The absolute minimum night time, winter temperature I would recommend for this plant would be 13C (55F), but warmer temperatures would be preferable; ideally temperatures should not drop below 15C (59F).

The brightly coloured, variegated leaves that Fittonia albivenis ‘Skeleton’ produces will add a vibrant, colourful glow to your planting.  These Fittonias will brighten the planting inside your bottle garden, terrarium, or vivarium.

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