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Fittonia Green in 4 inch plastic pot

Fittonia Green in 4 inch plastic pot

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Nerve plants can be a bit temperamental, so you’ll need to care for these tropical plants well to help them survive and thrive. Here are seven key nerve plant care tips:

  1. 1. Cultivate a humid environment. Nerve plants require high humidity to thrive. If you don’t already live in an extremely humid area, you should consider bringing these plants indoors so you can keep them moist at room temperature. They risk wilting or outright dying otherwise. Use a humidifier or resort to misting your plants regularly as an alternative. Build a small terrarium to allow even more moisture to remain trapped near your plants.
  2. 2. Exterminate pests. Like many other plants, fittonia leaves are feeding grounds for aphids, gnats, and mealybugs. If you encounter these pests on your plants, use neem oil or another insecticide to eliminate the problem. Prevention is preferable—the healthier you keep your plants and the more you keep an eye on them, the less likely such an infestation will occur in the first place.
  3. 3. Feed the plants. You should fertilize your fittonia every week, especially if they’re new plants. A regular houseplant fertilizer might be useful in a pinch, but liquid fertilizers designed expressly for tropical plants will prove the most useful.
  4. 4. Give them the right light. Find a happy medium between constant direct sun and low light to mimic the jungly homelands of your nerve plants. Place them in a sun-facing window if you’re keeping them indoors to expose them to constant bright indirect light throughout the day. If they’re out in your garden, make sure they’re in a shady region that still gets a moderate amount of direct sunlight.
  5. 5. Keep your potting soil moist. Make sure your potting mix can stay damp without getting waterlogged since moist soil is perhaps foremost among the nerve plant’s needs. Avoid using soils that dry up too fast. Ensure there are drainage holes to prevent the water from gathering at the bottom of your pots—too much moisture can also be a bad thing.
  6. 6. Repot when necessary. If you notice your nerve plants getting too big for their pots, resort to repotting and propagation. To repot them, simply gather the root ball at the bottom of your nerve plant, divide it carefully, and replant the portions in various pots. Propagation works the same way, although you can also use stem cuttings to achieve the same effect.
  7. 7. Water regularly. Get into the habit of watering these plants whenever their soil looks even a little dry. The soil shouldn’t look muddy, but it should always be at least a little damp to encourage the flourishing of nerve plants. Still, don’t go overboard. Overwatering and soggy soil can cause root rot and other problems.
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