Plant ID forum: Which variety of fittonia?

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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 12, 2012 12:30 PM CST
This plant is about 6 years old and grows very slowly. I
repotted it today and hope I can take cuttings soon.
if I had more info, I would enter it in the database.

LM
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 12, 2012 12:34 PM CST
I am not a Fittonia expert but perhaps Fittonia verschaffeltii?
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 12, 2012 1:06 PM CST
I've grown the green variety before and this one has
the dark green background color, but the veins are
vivid pink or maroon.
I'll search google for 'fittonia' .
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 12, 2012 1:25 PM CST
I found the info that I needed on the 'Exotic Angels' site. I remember
that name being on the tag.

It's the 'Pink Wave Fittonia'
order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Fittonia
variety: Argyroneura

Isn't Google great????
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Nov 17, 2012 12:07 PM CST
I love the coloring on your plant. Hope nobody minds if I butt-in to ask what kind of light it gets?
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 17, 2012 12:43 PM CST
Welcome to the conversation!
The plant is in a bathroom window and only gets about 3 or 4 hours
of afternoon sun. I have another one in a hanging basket in a garden
room that is hanging under an translucent skylight and gets 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
overhead sun and just plain light the rest of the day. The coloring, light,
temperature and humidity are different from the one in the bathroom.
That may cause the slight difference in coloration.

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I've had this particular plant since 2005 when I had it planted in a bed
around my front porch. A piece of it remained in the bed when I dug
the plant to bring it in for winter. I was amazed to find it still alive in the
spring, maybe because it was under a wide roof overhang and the temps
were just moderate that winter.

Louise


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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Nov 18, 2012 11:04 AM CST
Thanks, Louise! I'm very new to this plant, and mine is still outside, no frost yet. A few I've had to bring in but Fittonia isn't pouting, and your anecdote makes it clear this plant can take a chill! Both of your plants are beautiful, thanks!!
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 18, 2012 3:56 PM CST
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