I am happy to announce that an article written on fittonias was published in this month’s issue of the Lifestyle magazine! Authored by myself and my colleague Pearl, we shared with readers of the magazine how they can use various colourful fittonia cultivars which come in a range of striking foliage colours and interesting leaf features for decoration for the Chinese New Year festival as well as gifts for Valentine’s Day.
Fittonias are seldom regarded as decor plants for the Lunar New Year. However, the leaf colours seen in newer cultivars that come in bright red and greenish yellow (almost like gold) may spur interest in some of us to buy them and turn them into alternative, non-traditional plants for display or floristry purposes this festive season. What’s most important is that they don’t die after the Lunar New Year like many of the imported festive plants.
Each pot of fittonia is quite affordable and they make colourful gifts for one’s best friend or valentine this February 14th! They are quite easy to care for and can be grown inside a terrarium. If you are looking high and low for an attractive and unique gift, why not come up with a fittonia terrarium?