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Nerve Plant

Nerve Plant
Fittonia sp.

Great for terrariums and edible for herbivores such as Tortoises. Assorted colours.

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What do Nerve Plants look like?

This is an evergreen perennial, low growing and trailing plant. It grows to around 15cm and has variegated oval leaves. It is available in a variety of colours from green to orange, red, pink and white. 

Where are Nerve Plants from?

Native to the rainforests of Peru, Columbia, Bolivia and Northern Brazil. 

How do you care for Nerve Plants?

These plants require a tropical setting and prefer a warm, humid environment away from drafts. Mist regularly, allowing the substrate to remain damp but not too wet. They can be fed using a terrarium safe biofertiliser such as Superworm Frass. Use a full spectrum plant growth LED to aid colour and growth.

The benefits of using Nerve Plants

  • Edible for reptiles.
  • Reptile and amphibian safe.
  • Perfect for Bioactive setups.
  • Increases oxygen and reduces CO2 throughout the day.
  • Easy to keep, grow and maintain.

Please note: Live plants will naturally vary in size and all sizes are approximate. Photos displaying multiple different colours are an example of the variety we stock, we will send random colours based upon availability.

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