- Showy Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 12 Inches
- Pet Safe
The Pink Nerve Plant or Fittonia albivenis as it is botanically named is a stunning perennial plant, which is usually grown as a houseplant. With a spreading habit, it produces dark-green, ovate leaves with contrasting veins that can be white, red or green. This pink cultivar displays pale-pink veins that distinctly complement the green foliage. Being slightly unusual, the Pink Nerve Plant makes a great gift and is perfect for placing on a table or a shelf due to its compact size.
Best Locations For Growing Pink Nerve Plant
The Pink Nerve Plant is considered non-toxic and will grow in any room as long as it receives the warmth and high humidity it requires.
Pink Nerve Plant Sunlight Requirements
Originating from the topics, the Pink Nerve Plant prefers to grow in diffused or medium light levels, as any direct sunlight can damage the leaves. Near a north- or east-facing window will suit this plant well.
Pink Nerve Plant Care
The Pink Nerve Plant is happiest at 65 - 85 °F and may struggle if temperatures fall below 60 °F. Requiring a humid environment similar to its native habitat, this plant will benefit from being grown in a terrarium, misted regularly, or grown on a tray of wet pebbles or gravel. A warm and steamy bathroom is also an ideal location. Any yellow or dead leaves should be removed at the base of the stem using sharp and sanitized tools. Being relatively slow growing, the Pink Nerve Plant only needs to be re-potted every three years.
Watering Pink Nerve Plant
The Pink Nerve Plant requires soil that is kept constantly moist and will wilt if allowed to dry out. Watering is recommended as soon as the top layer of soil begins to dry out, but be careful not to overwater as this can lead to yellowing leaves.
Feeding Pink Nerve Plant
This plant can benefit from being fed during the growing season. Use a balanced, liquid houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the manufacturer’s recommended strength every 4 to 6 weeks.
Pink Nerve Plant Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: Yes|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: High|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 12 inches|
|Mature Spread: 18 inches|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Flower Shade/Description: White to Off-White|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Pink, Red, Silver, White|
|Foliage Description: Variegated, Deepgreen, Silvery-White, Red, Pink, White|
|Temperature: 60° - 70°F (16° - 21°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Pink Nerve Plant|
|Other Name(s): Nerve Plant|
|Scientific Name: Fittonia albivenis 'Pink'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.