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I have nursed this (indoor) fragile plant through thick and thin and now it is flourishing but desperately needs re-potting. Before I risk upsetting it, I want to propagate it but have thus far failed miserably, attempting to take a cutting and planting the cut end straight into soil.

Can anyone tell me its name and how to propagate it ?

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That's a nerve plant, or Fittonia! I asked a similar question in this SE recently. They're super, super fiddly plants, but it helped me a lot knowing what it was. (I didn't keep my plant in a warm or humid enough environment.) THIS site has some great information on caring for and propegating a nerve plant. For propagation, this site recommends taking some leaf cuttings with 2 or more growing nodes on it, and replanting the cutting in a peat based soil. It should sprout within 2-3 weeks.

  • Many, many thanks for the information. – Nigel J Apr 8 at 19:33

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