Plant Care Nerve Plant

Nerve Plant

4.5 out of 5 (243 experiences)

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

Also known as

mosaic plant and painted net leaf

Taxonomy

Fittonia albivenis
Fittonia
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

What other plant parents say

Nerve Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 115
Nerve Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 112
Nerve Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 53
Nerve Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 34
Nerve Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 29
Nerve Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 20
Nerve Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 10
Nerve Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 6
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@Powwow98
San Marcos, Texas
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, Tennessee
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
College Park, Georgia
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, California
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, New Jersey
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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@Pitapoopie
Silverado, California
Rating of the plant Nerve Plant named Pinks by Pitapoopie on Greg, the plant care app
09/12/2021

She needs little sunlight. Sometimes I forget she’s even there, hence why I would occasionally forget to give her some water. And ohh she will droop all the way if she’s in need of water. But as soon…

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San Jose, California
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, Missouri
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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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

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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 region 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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