A Fittonia gets its nicknames, Nerve plant or Mosaic plant because of the distinct veined appearance of its beautiful ornamental leaves. These veins are always a different color than the rest of the leaf and can be white, pink or silver.
The plant is native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. The leaves of a fittonia are about 2” long, green in color, and are attached to fuzzy stems. This is a small, compact, low-growing plant that looks good on windowsills, small shelves, and in terrariums. A Nerve plant requires a little extra care, but makes a great houseplant. Its lush variegated leaves brighten any room.