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Mosaic Plant

Fittonia albivenis

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Mosaic Plant (Fittonia albivenis) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Mosaic Plant foliage

Mosaic Plant foliage

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Height:  13 inches

Spread:  15 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Other Names:  Nerve Plant, Painted Net Leaf


Noted for its stunning foliage, this short, spreading plant has lush green leaves patterned with intricate white to deep pink veins resembling nerves, or a net; dainty white flowers may appear at the time the stem splits into new leaves

Features & Attributes

Mosaic Plant's attractive oval leaves remain dark green in color with distinctive white veins and tinges of pink throughout the year on a plant with a spreading habit of growth. It features dainty spikes of white flowers with light green bracts rising above the foliage from mid to early winter.

This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with a spreading, ground-hugging habit of growth. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Mosaic Plant can be expected to grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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