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Fittonia

Fittonia
(Fittonia red)

This plant will be used in paludariums, or in wet terrariums. It will be installed in the emergent part of the tank but never under water. It lives naturally under the shade of trees.

Scientific name

Fittonia red

Common name

Fittonia

Origin

what are his countries of origin?

Origin: South America

Ideal fertilization

how to fertilize this plant?

No data

Group

which group is this plant?

Acanthaceae

Kind

what is the type of plant?

Stem

Water parameters

What are the Water parameters for the maintenance of this plant?

T°: 18 to 30°C or 64 to 86°F
pH: 4 to 9
Hardness: 1 to 30°dGH

Difficulty

difficulty

Easy

Minimal lighting

what brightness is needed?

Average

Size

what is the maximum size of the plant?

20 cm (8")

Plantation area

in which area of the aquarium install this plant?

Indifferent (not in aquarium)

Growth

how fast does this plant grow?

Slow

Presentation

Who is the Fittonia?

Presentation

Who is the Fittonia?

The Fittonia Red is a pretty plant recognizable by its beautiful green leaves with red veins.

This plant requires very little maintenance.

Planting and maintenance

How to plant and maintain the Fittonia?

Planting and maintenance

How to plant and maintain the Fittonia?

Fittonia Red must be planted in the ground and needs a lot of humidity. For this, spray regularly with non-calcareous water.

It will also enjoy a draft-free environment with no direct light (so plant it in a shady spot).

This plant is a very nice choice to develop your paludariums.

Farming

How to farm the Fittonia?

Farming

How to farm the Fittonia?

As with many stem plants, make a cutting by cutting part of the mother plant. Then plant it in the substrate. This new foot will take root and begin to grow in a few weeks.

Good to Know

Good to Know

Find all additional information!

The Fittonia Red is very regularly sold as an aquarium plant but it is not at all suitable for aquatic life!

Indeed, its roots do not support excess of water: they rot very quickly and the plant will die in a few weeks. Such a waste!

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