Houseplants forum→Care of a new Fittonia (nerve plant)

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Name: Mike Keough
Antioch, CA. (Zone 10a)
Apr 15, 2018 8:20 AM CST
My daughter just gave me one and I looking for some info on it's care. I understand it likes to be misted. How many times a day?
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Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Apr 15, 2018 9:28 AM CST
Fittonias do better in increased humidity. Unfortunately, misting does not effectively increase humidity unless you are misting hourly 24 hours per day. Humidifiers work best and pebble trays are more effective than misting. Many folks use Fittonias in terrariums where humidity is maintained in the enclosed space.

It is possible to grow Fittonias without artificially increasing the humidity, but it requires very close attention to the soil moisture. This is a plant that does not tolerate dry soil, high temps or direct sun. The lower the humidity, the less the margin for error.
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Apr 15, 2018 9:49 AM CST
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