Fittonia verschaffeltii

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Fittonia verschaffeltii
Fittonia verschaffeltii argyroneura Prague 2012 2.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Fittonia
Species: F. verschaffeltii
Binomial name
Fittonia verschaffeltii

Fittonia verschaffeltii (commonly known as Nerve Plant) is a species of tropical plant native to Peru. Its stem is covered in hair. The veins of the leaves are usually white, but colors vary with cultivar. It is suitable as a house plant.

The plant is often found in aquatic shops marketed as suitable for submerged growth in aquariums. It is, however, not suited for this purpose and quickly rots.

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