Genus of 2 species of evergreen, perennial plants, native to South, tropical America.
Latin name: Fittonia verschaffeltii
They feature coloured leaves for which they are grown.
They grow in partial shade, in humus-rich, moist soils.
Plant in flowerpots and in groups for ground-covering.
Propagated by cuttings.
No disease problems.
Evergreen, perennial, mat-forming creeping plant, with green leaves patterned with accented white nerves.