photo of fittonia - green and red leaves

Commonly known as ‘nerve plant’, these creeping evergreen perennials display a profusion of deep green oval leaves with pretty white or red veining that resemble our nervous system.

They are dainty plants about 15 centimeters tall, but they make a dramatic impact in a small space. Although they do produce small flowers their captivating foliage is their best feature making them a wonderful companion in your bathroom or kitchen.

 how this nature nurtures you 

Fittonias purify the air, removing toxins from the indoor environment.

Their delicate leaves remind us of the intricate connections within our body, and with the natural world.

An important plant in traditional medicine, the leaves are used to relieve headaches and muscle pain. They are forgiving plants that promote relaxation and reflection.

 how to nurture your nature 


The rainforests of South America.


Water about once per week. They like to be consistently moist, but not soggy.


They tolerate shade, but prefer bright, indirect light.


Will thrive in warmth. 24-30 degrees Celsius.


Think tropical. They adore humidity and appreciate regular misting, or a pebble tray with water.


Non-toxic to humans and animals.


Feed every month in the spring and summer with an all purpose fertilizer.  Apply to damp soil so you don't burn the roots.  


Pinch out the lackluster flowers to encourage robust leaf production.

Watch this 3 minute video on 5 simple steps to Fittonia plant care.