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Fittonia Snow Ann

Fittonia, also known as the nerve plant or mosaic plant, is a popular houseplant known for its vibrant and colourful foliage. To keep your Fittonia healthy and thriving, you should consider the following care tips:

1. Light:
- Fittonia’s thrive in bright, indirect light. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight, as this can scorch their leaves.
- If you notice your Fittonia's colours fading or the plant becoming leggy, it may need more light. Move it to a brighter spot, but still away from direct sun.

2. Temperature:
- Keep your Fittonia in a warm and stable environment. They prefer temperatures between 15°C to 27°C.
- Protect your plant from drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.

3. Humidity:
- Fittonia’s are native to tropical rainforests and require high humidity to thrive. Aim for a humidity level of at least 50%.
- You can increase humidity by misting the plant regularly, placing it on a tray with water and pebbles, or using a humidifier.

4. Watering:
- Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Allow the soil's top inch (2.5 cm) to dry out slightly between waterings.
- Water your Fittonia with room temperature water and avoid letting it sit in standing water, as this can lead to root rot.

5. Soil:
- Plant your Fittonia in a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture. A mixture of potting soil and perlite or peat moss works well.
- Repot your Fittonia every year or when you notice it has outgrown its pot.

6. Fertilisation:
- Feed your Fittonia with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
- Reduce or stop fertilizing in the fall and winter when the plant's growth slows down.

7. Pruning:
- Regularly pinch or trim back the tips of your Fittonia to encourage bushier growth and prevent legginess.
- Remove any yellow or dead leaves to maintain the plant's appearance and health.

Remember that Fittonia’s are relatively low-maintenance plants, but they can be sensitive to drying out, so it's essential to maintain consistent moisture levels in the soil and humidity in their environment. With proper care, your Fittonia should reward you with its beautiful, vibrant foliage.

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