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Fittonia 'Pink'

Fittonia 'Pink'

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Botanical Name:

  • Fittonia albivenis

Common Names:

  • Fittonia 'Pink'
  • Pink Nerve Plant
  • Pink Mosaic Plant

Description: Fittonia 'Pink', scientifically known as Fittonia albivenis, is a charming tropical plant admired for its vibrant, veined foliage. The small, oval leaves are a rich green adorned with striking pink veins, creating a beautiful mosaic-like pattern that adds a touch of color and texture to any space. Native to the rainforests of South America, this evergreen plant thrives indoors, adding a touch of exotic elegance and vibrant greenery to homes and offices. Fittonia 'Pink' typically grows up to 3-6 inches tall and 12-18 inches wide, making it an excellent choice for adding color and visual interest to various indoor environments.

Care Instructions:

Light:

  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the delicate leaves.

Water:

  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil is dry. Fittonia 'Pink' is sensitive to drought, so ensure it is watered regularly.

Humidity:

  • Thrives in high humidity environments. Regular misting or using a humidity tray can help maintain the necessary moisture levels, especially in dry indoor conditions.

Temperature:

  • Prefers temperatures between 65°F and 80°F (18°C - 27°C). Protect from cold drafts and temperatures below 60°F (16°C).

Soil:

  • Use a well-draining, rich organic potting mix. A mix containing peat moss, perlite, and compost works well to support healthy growth.

Fertilizer:

  • Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter.

Pruning:

  • Pinch back the stems to encourage bushier growth and remove any dead or damaged leaves to maintain appearance and promote new growth.

Styling Tips:

  • Terrariums: Fittonia 'Pink' is an excellent choice for terrariums due to its love for humidity and compact size. Create a lush, mini-jungle with other humidity-loving plants.
  • Desk or Shelf Plant: Place Fittonia 'Pink' on a desk, shelf, or windowsill where its vibrant, veined foliage can be admired up close. Its compact size makes it perfect for small spaces.
  • Grouping with Other Plants: Combine with other small, shade-loving plants like ferns, calatheas, and peperomias to create a diverse and visually appealing indoor garden.
  • Bathroom Plant: Its affinity for humidity makes it an excellent choice for bathrooms. Place it on a shelf or windowsill where it can thrive in the moist environment.
  • Modern Decor: The vibrant, colorful foliage of Fittonia 'Pink' fits well with modern, minimalist decor. Use a simple, contemporary pot to complement its striking appearance.

Fittonia 'Pink', with its vibrant, veined foliage and relatively easy care requirements, is a fantastic addition to any plant collection. Its colorful appearance and adaptability make it a favorite among plant enthusiasts and interior designers looking to add a touch of tropical elegance and vivid color to their spaces.

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