The leaves of the standard Fittonia albivenis are about 3 x 4in., but on this charming miniature cultivar the leaves are only 1 x 2in. The small leaves are dark red with lots of contrasting pink veins running through the leaf blade. The common name for most Fittonias is “Nerve Plant”. The growth habit is trailing, and the tiny flowers are creamy-yellow and appear on spikes above the foliage. Grow this one on the windowsill, in a mixed planter or terrarium. Do not allow it to dry out.
shade to partial shade, temp. 50 to 95 degrees, 6 to 8in. tall, keep the soil fairly moist, do not allow it to dry out completely