Alocasia 'Silver Dragon' 12/tray
The Fittonia 'Forest Flame' 12/tray, also known as the nerve plant, has its origin in the rainforest of South America. The plant is named after Elizabeth and Sara Fitton, two 19th-century Irish botanist authors who greatly contributed to the popularisation of botany.
The Fittonia 'Forest Flame' is a compact, low-growing plant that stands out for its unique leaf pattern. The shiny green leaves are characterised by striking veins, which vary in colour from bright white to deep red. The leaves feel leathery and are generally oval in shape. It is a non-flowering plant species, with the decorative leaf being the main attraction.
Caring for the Fittonia 'Forest Flame' requires a specific approach to maintain its exotic appearance. They thrive best in an environment with high humidity, such as that in their original rainforest habitat. The plant prefers bright, but indirect light and needs to be watered regularly, with the soil always staying moist. For optimal growth, the plant should be placed in well-draining soil and the temperature must remain above 15 degrees Celsius. Excessive exposure to direct sunlight or cold temperatures can cause damage to the plant.