Nerve Plant

4.6 out of 5 (195 experiences)

Nerve Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Nerve Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

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 96
Nerve Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 93
Nerve Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 44
Nerve Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 25
Nerve Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 23
Nerve Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 17
Nerve Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 8
Nerve Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 5
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@Powwow98
San Marcos, TX
Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Gerald by Powwow98 on Greg, the plant care app
05/31/2021

This was the first plant I ever had success keeping alive, and now we’re going on 4 years! It has survived pretty much everything I’ve thrown at it, and it has grown from the little 4in pot I got it …

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@Haley
Nashville, TN
Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named gloria by Haley on Greg, the plant care app
05/15/2021

I have had literally no issues with my nerve plant and I love how easy she is to maintain. She’s a dramatic plant with great communication, she quite drastically droops when she’s thirsty, to the ext…

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Natalie avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Mr plant by Natalie on Greg, the plant care app
05/24/2021

The nerve plant is such a pretty plant. As for care goes I usually water every 5 days. This plant will tell you when it needs to be watered because the plants will drop like it’s dead however don’t b…

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@Rod
South Fulton, GA
Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Fittonia by Rod on Greg, the plant care app
07/25/2021

Fittonia is a pretty easy plant to care for. Fittonia loves to be watered and will throw a fit if the soil becomes dry. Fittonia will literally fall out if the soil becomes dry but will come back ful…

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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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@Cassiefinz
Florham Park, NJ
Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Aria by Cassiefinz on Greg, the plant care app
06/15/2021

I love my nerve plant! The patterns on the leaves are absolutely stunning. I mist it very often (daily or even twice a day) and it is loving life! Definitely needs to be misted A LOT or kept in a ter…

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Meifong24 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Nirvana by Meifong24 on Greg, the plant care app
06/30/2021

I love my nerve plant because she literally tells you when she’s thirsty. Her leaves will droop dramatically. First time I saw her leaves droop I was so sad. I thought she was dead, but nope! She’s j…

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@Savannahatk…
San Jose, CA
Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Fiona by Savannahatkinson on Greg, the plant care app
07/18/2021

My nerve plant has been growing like crazy! The large leaves just keep growing and getting taller and there’s so many small sprouts coming in! She loves being misted and I do it very often, since I s…

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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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@Mathilde
Montréal, QC
Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named scarlett by Mathilde on Greg, the plant care app
05/18/2021

It’s a very dramatic plant and will let you know when it needs water (the plant will droop). I’ve had it for two years and never had any problems with it. I recommend turning it once in a while becau…

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How to care for Nerve Plant

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.

Plant care guide for Nerve Plant in Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

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Growing Nerve Plant in Toronto right now

Light needs for plant Nerve Plant in Toronto, ON

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

August 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Toronto is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Nerve Plant in Toronto, ON

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 12.4% ☀️

August 5th, 2021

Toronto is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Toronto is expected to decrease by 12.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 17.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Nerve Plant in Toronto, ON

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

August 5th, 2021

This month, Toronto is getting an average of 12.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.6 total hours of day…

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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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Toronto, ON ☀️.️

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.

When to repot Nerve Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Nerve Plant in Toronto, ON

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

July 31st, 2021

The growing potential in Toronto is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any p…

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Care Summary for Nerve Plant

Nerve Plant

Nerve Plant


Greg recommends:

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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