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Fittonia Verschaffeltii 'Pink Angel'

 

Pink Veined Nerve Plant

Fittonia are spreading evergreen perennials growing 10–15 cm (4–6 in) tall. Sporting dark green leaves with veins of white. Its spreading habit makes it ideal as groundcover. It is not frost hardy therefore best grown in a greenhouse or as a houseplant. Without water for a few days, this plant will "faint" but is easily revived with a quick watering. 'Pink Angel' has pink veins.

 
plant Features
  • Pink Veined Nerve Plant likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Pink Veined Nerve Plant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Pink Veined Nerve Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Pink Veined Nerve Plant likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Pink Veined Nerve Plant

Latin name

Fittonia Verschaffeltii 'Pink Angel'

type

Perennial

family

Acanthaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pink Veined Nerve Plant likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Frost

    Pink Veined Nerve Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Pink Veined Nerve Plant likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Pink Veined Nerve Plant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pink Veined Nerve Plant is 1.00meters x 0.15meters 1.00 M 0.15 M

Fittonia Verschaffeltii 'Pink Angel'

Fittonia are spreading evergreen perennials growing 10–15 cm (4–6 in) tall. Sporting dark green leaves with veins of white. Its spreading habit makes it ideal as groundcover. It is not frost hardy therefore best grown in a greenhouse or as a houseplant. Without water for a few days, this plant will "faint" but is easily revived with a quick watering. 'Pink Angel' has pink veins.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

The fittonia is known to be hard to grow so it is best bought at a nursery then cared for. They are available as trailing houseplants or low-growing creepers that are perfectly fit for terrariums or bottle gardens. As beautiful as they are, fittonia are difficult to raise as conventional houseplants; they require very high, constant humidity (typical to a terrarium), but cannot stand stagnant conditions. Fittonia also dislike strong, direct sunlight and will quickly suffer from burn.

 

Flowering

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Small buds may appear after time where the stem splits into leaves. Flowers are small with a white to off-white colour.

 

Propagating by division

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Divide the plant by removing from the pot, and pulling apart into sections that can each be replanted in a separate pot.

 
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