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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. 🐕
Also known as
mosaic plant and painted net leaf
How to care for Nerve Plant
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 Fort Collins, Colorado.
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January 24th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Collins is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
January 19th, 2022
Fort Collins is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Fort Collins is expected to increase by 25.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.8 megajoules of energy…
January 23rd, 2022
This month, Fort Collins is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 9.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of…
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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Fort Collins, Colorado ⛅.
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.
What other plant parents say
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.
This plant doesn’t need a lot of light, in fact you could place it near a window that never gets direct sun light and this plant will still do well. You can get away with watering once every 10 days but if you water every 4 days the plant will be happier and perkier. The tips of the leaves brown easily but it gives the plant a vintage look, I really enjoy it.
These are a good starter plant because it tells you when it needs water. It’s gets a witty and dramatic, but it’s a great visual cue for those who tend to underwater their plants. It’s pretty resilient and tends to like bright indirect light. It WILL burn in direct sunlight, so be careful with that. But otherwise, a beautiful and easy going plant!