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Fittonia / Nerve Plant - 4 X Colours

Fittonia / Nerve Plant - 4 X Colours

Common name: Nerve plant

Scientific name: Fittonia sp.


Description: an evergreen perennial with rooting stems and oval-shaped leaves that have contrasting veins, coming in a variety of bright greens, silvers, and pinks. These are naturally found growing in humid, sun-dappled areas around the base of trees in the rainforests of Peru, spreading across the forest floor and growing to heights of 10-15cm. These small but striking plants love constantly moist soil and humid conditions making them the ultimate terrarium plant. Nerve plants are also very good at letting you know when they are not happy by displaying drooping, wilted leaves. These can be planted as ground cover for many moisture loving inverts like millipedes, isopods, beetles, and some tarantulas, as well as amphibians and reptiles.


  • Place of origin: South America, Peru
  • Type: evergreen perennial, creeper
  • Habitat: rainforest
  • Humidity: 50% or higher
  • Lighting: bright, indirect light
  • Temperature: tolerates most temperatures, prefers the warmer side
  • Watering: keep soil constantly moist, but not soggy
  • Soil: moist, well-draining
  • Growth rate: medium


Please note: live plants may vary in size and colour to the one pictured here. Although we use natural fertilizers and pest-preventatives to keep our plants happy and healthy, we highly suggest removing the plant from its potting mix and washing it thoroughly in distilled water before repotting or placing straight into a set-up.

  • Our shipping rates are determined by the total weight of your cart at checkout.

    The shipping bands are:

  • 0-1kg - £4.99

  • 1-2kg - £5.99

  • 2-10kg - £7.99

  • 10kg+ - £9.99



  • An email will be sent to you confirming when the package will be posted and detailing any steps needed to be taken to ensure the health of any critters on arrival (instructions on slowly getting inverts warmed up again etc). We will also contact you to discuss any posting worries such as weather conditions or industrial strikes which may affect transit time


  • If you have any concerns, questions or requests regarding shipping please don't hesitate to get in contact


  • All our orders are sent out using recyclable materials and reused boxes and packaging, plus we try to avoid single use plastics if we can.​​


  • A different delivery service such as Yodel is only used if the parcel dimensions happen to exceed the Royal Mail limits for that size bracket (eg awkward size/shape hardscape branches).


  • Royal Mail Tracked 24 is what we've used most frequently for orders including live inverts and 9 times out of 10 will deliver the day after dispatch. First Class and Signed for First Class are sometimes used and 1pm Next-day Special Delivery is an option at checkout if you want a guaranteed arrival.


  • We almost always choose a postage option which should deliver in 1 or 2 days, especially if the order includes live inverts or plants to ensure they arrive as fast as possible to avoid stressing anything too much, protecting the critters' welfare as well as protecting your purchase.

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