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Apr 3, 2018 10:57 AM CST
Alberta Canada
I had a nerve plant that i received as a gift but it started to wilt and get really crispy but I managed to save a leaf.

The leaf has been staying alive and well but it's been 3 weeks it has roots but it hasn't sprouted, will it sprout and start to grow or will it stay a leaf?
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Apr 3, 2018 11:39 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Hi starscram, Welcome!

I've never tried propagating leaves of Nerve Plant (Fittonia albivenis) only stem cuttings but if your leaf truly has produced roots, you may eventually see baby plantlets sprouting. I used to propagate African Violet leaves and they sometimes took a long while before little plantlets appeared so it might take awhile with your Fittonia leaf if you can keep it from rotting. Good luck and please keep up posted on how it goes! Thumbs up
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Apr 3, 2018 11:48 AM CST
Name: Karen
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A long time ago I had Fittonia's in a terrarium. They grew much better with the higher humidity. You might put a plastic bag over your pot, but I always punch a few holes in the bag so it won't stay too moist and make mold. Good luck! They are beautiful little plants when they're happy. Smiling
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Apr 3, 2018 11:55 AM CST
Name: Sue Taylor
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That's expecting a lot from a stressed out plant IMO. They're easy to come by, just buy a nice new one!
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