Plant Care Nerve Plant

Nerve Plant

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

About Nerve Plant

The nerve plant is known for its striking, colored veins and powerful ability to cure headaches and snakebites. Its veins come in a variety of colors, including white, pink, and red. This dramatic plant will easily wilt when dry, but quickly recovers once watered. In its natural habitat, nerve plants grow as a ground cover in Ecuador and Peru and are used by indigenous peoples to give strength to their hunting dogs. 🐕

Taxonomy

Fittonia albivenis
Fittonia
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

Also known as

Mosaic Plant, Painted Net Leaf, Fittonia argyroneura and Fittonia verschaffeltii

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 located in Atlanta, Georgia.

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.

Plant care guide for Nerve Plant in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

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Growing Nerve Plant in Atlanta right now

Light needs for plant Nerve Plant in Atlanta, Georgia

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

September 29th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Atlanta 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 Atlanta, Georgia

Sunlight will decrease by 24.8% ☀️

September 30th, 2022

Atlanta is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Atlanta is expected to decrease by 24.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Nerve Plant in Atlanta, Georgia

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

September 29th, 2022

This month, Atlanta is getting an average of 10.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.2 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Nerve Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Nerve Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Nerve Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Atlanta, Georgia ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Nerve Plant thrive 🌿!

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 Atlanta, Georgia

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

September 29th, 2022

The growing potential in Atlanta is medium 👌.

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…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Nerve Plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Nerve Plant

Nerve Plant

Nerve Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Nerve Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 156
Nerve Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 144
Nerve Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 65
Nerve Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 36
Nerve Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 29
Nerve Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 13
Nerve Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 6
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@Andyluvsplants
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 282 XP
globe Virginia Beach, VA
03/27/2022

I just love the fact that my dog wants to eat to when his tummy feels a little weird.

Survivor Survivor
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@Jeanbpdx
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 1,304 XP
globe Portland, OR
03/23/2022

Came back after serious neglect. What a trooper!

Survivor Survivor
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@K1000o
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 45 XP
globe Guayaquil, Guayas
03/07/2022

This plant seems to be bushy, sometimes needy for some water for its leaves to stand still but overall a easy-to-care plant. :)

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
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@Eagerphlox
leaf-1 65 Plants
xp 5,421 XP
globe Baltimore, MD
03/05/2022

They’re easy. Keep out of direct light and water once a week.

Survivor Survivor
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@Avidagboy
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 31 XP
globe Jacksonville, NC
02/13/2022

So pretty!

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@Bosschayote
leaf-1 115 Plants
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globe Memphis, TN
02/09/2022

This is a beautiful plant with its own personality.

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@Yveo
leaf-1 103 Plants
xp 4,646 XP
02/06/2022

I’m a newbie with this one but do far, no major shout outs. It’s still in its nursery pot. I keep it near a humidifier, bottom water every 5-7 days and and ensure the top soil remains moist.

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@Keenapple
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 92 XP
01/31/2022

Not as pouty as Jae but needs repotted :)

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@Keenapple
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 92 XP
01/31/2022

Very pouty when thirsty… pops right back up when watered

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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@Luckybroom
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 74 XP
globe Los Angeles, CA
01/21/2022

Keep the soul wet ! She’s a little dramatic when not watered

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Carolinee.o
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 240 XP
01/19/2022

super great for new plant parents!

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Grammy08
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 779 XP
globe Milaca, MN
01/18/2022

I don’t know much about this plant

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Ncmomma
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 1,176 XP
globe Greensboro, NC
01/14/2022

Cute plant! Easy to care for because it “faints” when it needs water.

Survivor Survivor
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@Kristi.plants
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 76 XP
01/13/2022

This is a perfect indoor house plant! It’s leaves have what looks like veins which really makes it stand out and it’s fairly easy to care for. One of my favorites for sure!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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@Campbellshaw
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 6,167 XP
globe Raleigh, NC
12/28/2021

if not watered right when it wants to be, very dramatic and droops easily

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Icecreemman100
leaf-1 75 Plants
xp 4,996 XP
globe Eau Claire, WI
12/12/2021

This is a stunning plant that is easy to keep and will play nice with pets.

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@Opheliaio
leaf-1 22 Plants
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globe Attleboro, MA
12/03/2021

i love all my nerve plants!! they are very good at telling you when they need water: their leaves will get very soft and droopy but will perk up soon after being watered. i live in a warm, dry room, and combined with having the plants in terra cotta pots, i find they need to be watered every few days. having a humidity tray has helped when i am out of town.

Fast grower Fast grower
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@Thechromekitten
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 187 XP
11/23/2021

The little tag that came with the plant says to water when the soil feels dry, this app tells me to water every 10 days. I water it I think once a week. Misting the leaves also helps. Overall it’s a great plant for a beginner like me.

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