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Pink Nerve Plant

Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group)

Also known as

Pink Mosaic Plant, Painted Net Leaf

Fittonia verschaffeltii by Stickpen (CC0)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Pink Nerve Plant Overview

Fittonia albivenis is an evergreen perennial plant from the Acanthaceae family. In cultivation, it is usually grown indoors as a houseplant, but they can be used as groundcover in mild climates. It's grown for the strikingly-veined and often pink leaves and commonly known as a Nerve Plant. This plant is a mat-forming, creeping plant with rooting stems. This little plant is perfect for shady spots! It's grown for the fantastic foliage, coloured pink in this plant. The Verschaffeltii Group of plants is distinguished by their pink or red leaf veins in comparison to the typical silver-white colouring seen in the Argyroneura Group of Fittonia. Coping well with low light, this houseplant may be placed in a shady spot out of direct sun. Check regularly if it needs watering, the easiest way to tell is by popping your finger in the soil and feeling for yourself! Native to South America, where it is found in tropical rainforest habitats. Humidity is important, if the air is dry, place your Fittonia on a pebble tray filled with water. Be sure the plant is sitting on the pebbles and not in the water. These plants have earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Pink Nerve Plant

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to propagate Pink Nerve Plant


    In spring, take tip cuttings with 3 or 4 pairs of leaves.


    Can be done from spring until summer.

    Special features of Pink Nerve Plant

    Attractive leaves

    Indoor plant

    Pot plant