Fittonia and Jules
THE SILL SHOP WORKSHOP: NO GREEN THUMB REQUIRED
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YOUR PLANT OR GIFT IS GUARANTEED FOR 30 DAYS, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
Check out this cute plant
Also known as a Nerve Plant, Fittonia albivenis is known for it's colorful and vein-y/nerve-y leaves. It was used as a hallucinogenic drug by the Machiguenga people, until the more potent Psychotria viridis was introduced to Peru. Regardless, the trippy nature of this plant caught the attention of botanists Elizabeth and Sara May Fitton, who classified it in the late 19th century. We recommend that the plant be kept for visual trippiness only. Do not consume, and keep away from pets.
Medium light. Tolerates low light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
Water weekly to semi-weekly. Allow potting mix to completely dry out before watering. The smaller the pot, the faster the soil dries out. Water more frequently during warmer months and fertilize during growth. Do not overwater or keep the soil wet for too long, as this will encourage root rot.
Fittonias will let you know as soon as they're not feeling the love by wilting, this is a great indicator that you need to water.