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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, Painted Net Leaf, Fittonia argyroneura and Fittonia verschaffeltii
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 Sacramento, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
September 29th, 2022
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Sacramento is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…
September 27th, 2022
Sacramento is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Sacramento is expected to decrease by 28.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 14.1 megajoules of energy per …
September 26th, 2022
This month, Sacramento is getting an average of 13.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 14% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.2 total hours of d…
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 Sacramento, California ☀️.️
This is a great time to watch your Nerve Plant thrive 🌿!
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.
September 26th, 2022
The growing potential in Sacramento 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 …
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.