Written by Maggie
Oct 19 2021
For Fittonia Albivenis, a mixture of snake sawdust, peat moss and river sand is best used as culture soil. In the spring and autumn, move the plants to a sunny place outside for curing. Shade in the middle of summer. Water the pot until the soil is dry before pouring in. Apply a thin compound solution every half a month.
Fittonia Albivenis likes to grow in sandy loam rich in humus. 5 parts of snake sawdust, 2 parts of peat moss and 3 parts of river sand can be used for potted plants. Take care not to damage the root system and separate it from the base fertilizer to avoid burning the root. After planting to pour into the permeable, keep the soil moist is appropriate.
Fittonia Albivenis likes to grow in moderate light. We need to avoid direct glare. It’s shade resistance ability is very strong. In the spring and autumn season, put the plants in the outdoor sunshine for better maintenance. Shading should be carried out in the summer when the strong light season. It mainly receives astigmatism. It's best to keep it indoors by the window in the winter.
Water and fertilizer management is one of the methods and precautions for Fittonia Albivenis. During the growth of watering to maintain the principle of do not do not water, water is watered through.It’s better to wait for basin soil completely dry again to undertake watering, but cannot overmuch. A very low concentration of nitrogen-based compound fertilizer was also applied every half month.
Fittonia Albivenis has poor cold tolerance. When the temperature is lower than 12℃, the growth will be poor, and then occur freezing injury. Below 8℃, death may occur.In winter, it is better to give sufficient sunshine illuminate, in order to promote leaf to grow hale, and leaf color emerald green.
Fittonia Albivenis is often caused by leaf rot and root rot, scale insects and red spiders.The roots can be taken out at the onset of the disease and disinfected with an appropriate amount of streptomycin. All diseased leaves can be cleaned off the plant and sprayed with a thin solution of carbapenem or oxy dimethoate.