Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Forest Flame’

Family: Acanthaceae

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

The common name of Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Forest Flame’ (PBR) is the nerve plant because of the decorative veining that highlights this plant’s leaves.

Like other Fittonias, Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Forest Flame’ (PBR) has specific growing conditions; this tender plant is killed by frost and cold temperatures and must be grown in a warm room.  In addition, Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Forest Flame’ requires high humidity, moist, but well-drained compost, and low to medium light levels to grow well.  This is an ideal terrarium, vivarium, or bottle garden plant.

Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Forest Flame’ has vibrantly coloured, variegated leaves which will brighten up any terrarium!

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