Nerve plant, Mosaic plant, Fittonia

Nerve plant,Fittonia

Common name: Nerve plant, Mosaic plant

Scientific name: Fittonia verschaffeltii, Fittonia albivenis

Family: Acanthaceae

Genus: Fittonia

Species: Verschaffeltii

Plant type:: Tropical plant, Perennials, House plant

Height: 6-12 in (15-30 cm)

Description: Fittonia verschaffeltii (Nerve plant, Mosaic plant) is a tropical plant belonging to the family Acanthaceae. It is a popular ornamental plant in house. Native South America. The veins of the leaves are white, pink, or red, but colors vary with cultivar. The leaves are deep-green, oval. This tropical plant grows as a ground cover and can spread out about 12-15 in. (30-38 cm).