***This post is a part of my April A to Z series where this year I will be highlighting different plants each day. Check out this page to see all of my posts combined on one easy sheet. ***
Fittonia verschaffeltii (Nerve Plant)
Lighting – low to medium light
Water – constantly moist soil but not soggy
Soil-peat based mix that holds moisture well
Temperature: ~70 degrees
The leaves are a dark green color with veins of white, pink or red. They can spread as much as 12″ wide and 6″ tall. This plant does not like dry air or drafts – either of which may cause its leaves to shrivel or fall off.
Photos taken by Terrarium Plants & Supplies. Check them out here.
Ficus pumila (Creeping fig)
Origin: Eastern Asia
Lighting -Part Shade
Water -Water regularly – do not overwater
Soil-hanging planter or on background
This vine is a fast growing evergreen vine that is commonly called a creeping fig. It will climb and cover walls, trellis and other structures including the tank. If placing this vine within the tank, be prepared to trim frequently.
$4.99/each for a 3″ pot at NE HERP
Photos taken by NE Herp. Check them out here.
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