Are these not THE cutest plant ever? With the pops of colour and intricate detail in the leaves, they are one of those plants you can stare at for days.
They originate from tropical areas so thrive in humidity, which means misting will be a must or you could add a glass cover to create a mini terrarium.
AKA: Nerve plant
Difficulty level: medium
Bright, indirect light. Not enough light will result in the leaves losing their vibrant colours.
Moist soil, but not too wet. Water moderately and let growing nerve plants dry out between waterings. Use room temperature water on the plant to avoid shock. The self-watering pot will help create humidity but be careful not to drench the plant so that too much water collects in the base.
Place your little cutie in a warm spot that won’t get a draft as this will shock the plant. Think rain forest conditions!
We add small pebbles over the top of the soil to keep moisture in, kinda like mulch.
Feed with a half dose of Seasol or other liquid feed every month in the warmer months.
Yellow leaves mean too much water. Leaf drop usually means cold temperatures or drafts. Dry, shrivelled leaves typically indicate that the plants are not receiving enough humidity, or are receiving too much direct sun.