Hi judy! You helped me identify my plant about January last year, and I’d appreciate it greatly if you could help again by telling me what I’m doing wrong 🙁
My plant is turning pale green/yellow (mostly at the bottom) with the leaves curling inwards (like a scroll). The stem is getting weaker, to the point that I stuck a pencil in the soil to keep it upright.
I water it about once a day and the soil is constantly moist. I give it fertiliser in the form of orange peel now and then, and keep it next to a frosted window (thus the light isn’t really that strong?)
I hope the information is useful and that you’ll be able to help me save him 🙁
It looks like you have a watering problem. Keep the soil of a Fittonia or Nerve Plant moist but never soggy at all times. A Fittonia Plant will “faint” or droop dramatically if it gets too dry. When that happens, just give it a little water and a Nerve Plant perks right up. The leaves of a Fittonia Plant turn yellow and drop off from over- watering. The soil appears to be very wet. This plant definitely does not need to be watered every day! You are over-watering. You may have to cut the top half of the plant off so that it starts growing from the bottom to get a full and bushy plant once again. Read all about how to care for a Fittonia Plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.