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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 San Jose, 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 30th, 2022
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
September 26th, 2022
San Jose is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to decrease by 26.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 14.6 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
September 27th, 2022
This month, San Jose is getting an average of 12.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 13.4% 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 San Jose, 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.
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.