Fittonia (Nerve Plant, Mosaic Plant)

 Feed in Moderation
  • Common Name: Fittonia (Nerve Plant, Mosaic Plant)
  • Latin Name: Fittonia spp.
  • Family Name: Acanthaceae

Fittonia has colourful foliage and is most often kept as a houseplant in the UK.  Most sources list this plant as having no known hazards, but there are sources that cite the leaves of Fittonia albivenis being used by an Amazonian tribe for its hallucinogenic properties, so we would advise not feeding that species, and feeding other species in moderation only.  If you have acquired a plant from a garden centre, or other commercial site, wait for new leaves to grow and feed those, in case existing leaves have been sprayed with an insecticide.

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