Plant ID forum: What the heck is this?

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Name: Mike Keough
Antioch, CA. (Zone 10a)
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putitupmike
Apr 14, 2018 11:14 PM CST
My daughter gave me this plant and I need instructions on it's care.
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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Apr 15, 2018 12:09 AM CST
Fittonia (nerve plant). Avoid direct sun and provide lots of moisture and humidity as they can be tricky.
Name: Mike Keough
Antioch, CA. (Zone 10a)
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putitupmike
Apr 15, 2018 12:35 AM CST
Many thanks. How many times a day should I mist it?
Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Apr 15, 2018 1:02 AM CST
Try asking the question on the houseplants forum, there will be folks with experience of growing it there.
Name: Mike Keough
Antioch, CA. (Zone 10a)
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putitupmike
Apr 15, 2018 8:18 AM CST
Thank you. Will do. Now at least I know it's name.
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purpleinopp
Apr 15, 2018 9:29 AM CST
Misting would be less effective than a terrarium or cloche.
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plantladylin
Apr 15, 2018 9:40 AM CST
Yes, Mosaic Plant (Fittonia albivenis) prefer bright, indirect light and consistently moist (but not soggy) soil. Providing extra humidity can be beneficial and can be achieved by sitting the pot on a tray of moist pebbles and refilling the tray with a little water as it evaporates.
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Name: Mike Keough
Antioch, CA. (Zone 10a)
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putitupmike
Apr 15, 2018 9:59 AM CST
LOL... I don't have room, or the desire for a Terrarium. In that I mist many of my plants, is there a problem misting this one?

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