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Posted 1M ago by @CutePolypremum

@CutePolypremum

#Fittonia
My wonderful Nerve Plant looks a little shrunken to me, in her leaves.
Is she OK? If not, could you please help with suggestions?
Thanks so much!
1ft to light, indirect
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 day ago
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That's the way they look. (: A little wrinkly and they feel dry to the touch when they are healthy.

I'm glad you found Greg, Joanie!
@sarahsalith
Hello dear Sarah...
Thanks so much (again) πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰ for helping me more than once with always helpful answers for my sweet plants...and, so quickly!
Am greatly relieved to know Luna is healthy and happy and I have to say that Greg actually found me through my order of Costa Farms plants through Amazon. As they say...it was in the stars.
I actually have another question Sarah. Should I ever mist her?
@CutePolypremum I assumed something was wrong with mine for the same reason. Especially in comparison to Google pics of the plant! But "Lacey" is very healthy but even more happy and vibrant after I let her sit in a steamy bathroom or give her a facial steam! They're natural habitat is the hot & steamy rain forests.
@LoveLeeLife
Hi Ari!
I love the information you sent me about our Nerve Plants. Have been curious about the natural environments of all my plants. Awesome πŸ‘Œ
Steamy jungle! She's probably asking how she ended up in Upstate NY...
LOL πŸ˜†
I'm going to research through Google about my 11 plants. Want to learn as much as possible so my babies can get the care they need πŸ’™
Hoping you have a lovely day/night, depending upon where you live.
@LoveLeeLife
BTW...Lacey is gorgeous!
I wouldn't worry about misting your plants. Misting can cause more issues in the long run. If you plant needs more humidity, may I supplest a pebble tray or a humidifier to offset the dry air.

Your nerve plant will enjoy the extra humidity becuase it's used to growing on the moist forest floor under the canopy of trees... but as long as it is doing well, I'd leaf it alone. (:

And don't worry when it grows out instead of up- it's a crawler and a spreader.
@sarahsalith
More great information Sarah. That's fascinating!
I'm so grateful to know not to mist and how to provide more humidity for her.
Amazing to me is thats she'll be spreading as she grows out of babyhood. Am planning for the space now!
The plant definitely needs humidity and doesn’t like cold air drafts. I read on Greg the pebble thing was a mythi bring mine into the bathroom whenever I take a hot shower and when the leaves get wrinkly, I do miss them and they don’t like Stillwater. They prefer filtered water. plant looks gorgeous though I just bought one as well