Fittonias also known as the "nerve plant," have a reputation as being a drama queen of a plant—imagine fainting when it's thirsty. It can appear wilted on the verge of death and with a splash of water and a few hours later, revived. Yep, that's the Fittonia! Be careful, though, as too many fainting spells can take a toll on this sprawling beauty. Its small size is popular among houseplant enthusiasts as a terrarium plant or a desk plant.
- Moderate to high humidity
- Keep soil evenly moist, not soaked
- Remember, letting this plant go bone-dry will make it prone to fainting spells
- Can tolerate periods most light conditions but avoid prolonged exposure to direct light (especially midday), leaves will wilt and burn