Plant Care Nerve Plant

Nerve Plant

4.8 out of 5 (32 experiences)

Nerve Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Nerve Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

mosaic plant and painted net leaf

Taxonomy

Fittonia albivenis
Fittonia
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

What other plant parents say

Nerve Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 18
Nerve Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 11
Nerve Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Nerve Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Nerve Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Nerve Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Nerve Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Nerve Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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@Mikayla
Visalia, CA
Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Fredrick by Mikayla on Greg, the plant care app
04/20/2021

Almost impossible to kill. Mine grows like crazy and if it wants water it will LET YOU KNOW. Super dramatically. Just give it water when you wake up in the morning and it suddenly is looking half dea…

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@Maryarmi
Webster Groves, MO
Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Ben by Maryarmi on Greg, the plant care app
02/13/2021

I love my nerve plant!! his name is ben and i’ve had him for over a year. they are very easy to care for and very pretty. whenever they are thirsty, they get super droopy but as soon as you give them…

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Sar e avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Nancy by Sar e on Greg, the plant care app
03/31/2021

Super easy to take care of, especially with Greg. She does very well on my desk out of the direct west-facing window and grows beautifully without much effort on my part.

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@Lilyyandow
Bedford, NH
Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Madonna by Lilyyandow on Greg, the plant care app
02/16/2021

this plant has gorgeous leaves but i will wilt easily if you don’t water it on time, but again when you do water it, it comes back to life super quickly

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@Folkehaus
Monterey, CA
Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Reggie by Folkehaus on Greg, the plant care app
03/06/2021

Wait until all the leaves droop dramatically before watering. Otherwise, a pretty resilient little guy. Somewhat low-light tolerant.

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@Notblaise
Westbrook, ME
Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Nima by Notblaise on Greg, the plant care app
02/23/2021

very dramatic plant. if he doesn’t get watered often enough he wilts. perks up soon after getting watered. love him

Emily avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Madonna by Emily on Greg, the plant care app
02/25/2021

A drama queen, but the leaves are so cute! Very easy to grow and propagate, as long as you keep her watered

Blacklily96 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Mr.P by Blacklily96 on Greg, the plant care app
04/17/2021

I have mine right by a humidifier and filtered light and it’s been chillin can’t complain at all

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@Mejai13
Crystal, MN
Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Foxxy by Mejai13 on Greg, the plant care app
02/14/2021

She’s a drama Queen! But she is a fighter and is easy to take care of

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@Ives
Anderson, SC
Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Rue by Ives on Greg, the plant care app
02/14/2021

low light, water when soil feels dry, and fertilize every month.

How to care for Nerve Plant

Water

How often to water your Nerve Plant

Water needs for Nerve Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Nerve Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Nerve Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Nerve Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Nerve Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Nerve Plant can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Nerve Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Nerve Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Nerve Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Nerve Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Nerve Plant

Nerve Plant

Nerve Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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