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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fittonia

Fittonia argyroneura
Remember that pretty pink plant that hopped into my shopping cart and said "Take me home with you!"? Well, she's been planted in a new pot and thriving quite nicely beside the kitchen sink. I don't normally name my plants, but she came already named! And I think Frankie is an adorable name. :)

108 comments:

  1. Fittonia sounds like some European country that our troops might have been stationed in after WWII.

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  2. I know this plant is really beauty Betsy!

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  3. Gloria ~ they are native to South America! But they said they like very humid conditions, so I hope it will survive our dry winter indoor air! I'll have to use my mister on it to keep it moist! ha.

    Silver ~ the name means 'nerve plant'. Hmmm.

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  4. My mom had one of these thrive really well in her terrarium. They are so pretty!! Take good care of Frankie. :)

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  5. How is The Mister supposed to keep it moist?

    Oh, wait, you didn't mean your Mister, you meant your mister. Oops. Silly me.

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  6. Yes I sa here , i think the humid is important, but I think will be OK indoor in winter

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  7. Rebecca ~ I read that they love terrariums!

    Silver ~ I just KNEW you were going to say that. Knew it. ha.

    Gloria ~ I have noticed that it likes to be watered every day! Thirsty little thing! ha.

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  8. I thinks these plants are from Brasil or these countries because have tropical weather, here is more dry especially now in summer!

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  9. Thanks for setting me up like that. You're too good to me, you know that?

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  10. My dearest Mother's name was Frankie Lela...Not a nick name for Francis but Frankie...I love her name as I loved her...miss her all the time, and I'm going to buy a Frankie plant for our home.

    Your photograpy is so lovely!

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  11. Wanda ~ I love the name, too! Yes, I think you must have a Frankie plant. I got it at Walmart. :)

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  12. They say you should talk to plants...having a name for them would make it easier to have a conversation. :)

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  13. Rebecca ~ You would think that I would talk to my plants, like I do all my other zoo creatures! But I never have. I do like to fuss over them, though...so having to mist and water this one will be good. :) I see it has some flower buds! I hope it blooms. That will be an unexpected surprise!

    Silver ~ I am too good to you, it is true. I'm just sweet like that. hahaha.

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  14. frankie works for me...love how the color are...the outline...really makes the interior pop

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  15. I never denied it. In fact, I'm drinking some of "your" coffee right now. :)

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  16. I think its a cute name too, its a beauty

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  17. Gloria ~ well we have humid summers, so if I can keep it alive until then, I think it will do fine. It's grown a lot in just a week!

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  18. I don't talk to my plants either, other than the normal muttering...."now, what should I do next" that kind of thing. :)

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  19. Rebecca ~ so you don't talk to them, but ask them for advise? lol...

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  20. what a pretty color! just right to cheer up a winter day!

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  21. I'm always open to helpful advice....from my plants. :)

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  22. Uhhh, Rebecca, do you ask other inanimate objects for advice? Furniture? Appliances?

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  23. And I'm sure they are good listeners!

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  24. This is nice here the summer are terrible dry (In this part) but at the beach are more humid, here the plants are difficult to care Betsy, I have some basils plants and I have to water almost all days! I dont like this time, is easy a plant die.

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  25. Silver, No, but occasionally I beg them for help like "don't break on me now" etc :)

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  26. I only talk with teh dogs and Im sure you talk with cats Betsy and silver with Orsom, anyway all talk with somebody (lol)

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  27. That's to appliances...NOT furniture. oops. :)

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  28. Gloria ~ I love growing herbs. Yes, they need to be watched carefully if it is dry. I'd like to have an indoor pot of herbs for my kitchen.

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  29. Yes, and I especially talk to myself! lol...

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  30. I have a little furniture with pots but I have to be looking sometimes cause one of the dogs is terrible with plants.

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  31. Oh, me too--I'm the only other adult in the house a lot of the time. :) They say that's ok as long as you don't answer yourself. :)

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  32. You also sing to yourself, with a wooden spoon. (According to my cameras, anyway.)

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  33. Gloria ~ 2 years ago I brought my herb pots inside at the end of the fall season and Nugget ate all of them down to the root the first night. lol.

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  34. Yes, I do that...and dance across the kitchen floor! ha.

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  35. Oh, nothing in particular...lots of different ones. But only if I'm home alone. lol.

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  36. I always sing too Betsy! Normally Im alone too!

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  37. My grandma used to sing "Just Me And My Shadow" and waltz down her hallway. :)

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  38. I sing too, but I sing anytime I want whether people are home or not. You should see my kids roll their eyes. :)

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  39. Gloria ~ I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. :)

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  40. Silver ~ I know you sing...and whistle!

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  41. Betsy, do you have cameras too?

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  42. I don't sing or whistle too much at home, unless I'm singing on the telephone.

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  43. No, no...I don't have cameras on anybody! ha. Do I look like a spy? haha.

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  44. No, but to be honest I'm not sure what a spy looks like. :) lol

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  45. Well... The good ones don't look like spies, Rebecca!

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  46. Well, I used to repo cars for a living...that's a little like a detective. ha. And you do slink around and watch for people. So, maybe in a way, that's like a spy. lol...

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  47. That had to have been an interesting job Betsy. :)

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  48. I wouldn't mind certain people slinking around in my neighborhood.

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  49. Bragondorn ~ is the wind howling where you are? I hope it brings some snow!

    Michelle ~ thanks. I'll tell her you said so!

    Rebecca ~ never a dull moment, that is for sure!

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  50. I was thinking more in terms of slinky lady spies.

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  51. slinky?

    ha...that was one of my favorite toys when I was a little girl. :)

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  52. there is a person who is obsessed with cameras sigh!

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  53. Betsy for this plants on the summer you need something like this

    http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumblarge_607/13060828679w48g4.jpgyou

    for moist the leaves

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  54. Gloria ~ I can't bring up the photo. Is it a mister?

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  55. Yes! sorry Betsy maybe I dont write all!:(

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  56. Oh well. It's ok. I tried to find it but it says no such number.

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  57. I've seen plant watering systems that connect to the kitchen faucet. I think those would be handy. :)

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  58. This are simple but is nice to all plants especially these you hav eto moist leaves!

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  59. Gloria ~ yes, I think that is the same. It sprays water in a fine mist on the plants. I have a little collection of them. And I just gave Frankie a mist. :)

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  60. Do you have any African Violets Betsy?

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  61. sure but especially in the summer, or in your house the temperature is dry?

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  62. Yes, its dry in our house with the heat running. It makes the boys' noses very dry and sometimes they have a nosebleed. I run a humidifier for that. Is that what you mean?

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  63. Rebecca ~ I do have an African Violet! It's sits here on my desk.

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  64. I used to kill them, but I think I'm finally having success with two that my mother-in-law gave me. :)

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  65. yes sometimes in winter the aire is so dry not only for the persons to the plants too

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  66. Rebecca and Gloria ~ you two need to come back for breakfast. Gloria, bring your whole wheat bread and Rebecca, bring some eggs. I'll brew the coffee. :)

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  67. Rebecca all my frican violents that I had die:(

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  68. Winter is hard on houseplants!

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  69. Ok, I'll bring dozens of eggs. :)

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  70. Right, Gloria. I have it in the boys' bedroom now. I'll have to bring it out in the kitchen sometimes, too! That's a great idea..thanks!

    Rebecca ~ violets like to be watered with warm water instead of cold. And they like morning sun. Mine isn't blooming right now but it does regularly.

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  71. Gloria, I think I was keeping them in too warm a place. They don't want to be cold, but I had them near the furnace vent. :)

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  72. Very pretty. At first i thought it was coleus. I did a little reading about it and it grows from cuttings...I bet it would be beautiful grown in a garden bed too.

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  73. Oh I used to take leaves and put them in water to root them and then end up with tons of plants in spring to plant outside. They added such warmth and color to a garden. I did the same with the spider plants I just loved to watch them grow.
    They were like my babies. :)

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  74. Anita and Lady...you girls were thinking alike! I read that tonight, too! I love that...start another plant with just a cutting.

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  75. Good night, Rebecca... And stop killing things!

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  76. I love those...that dash of pink is so delicate and pretty!

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  77. Sounds like a made up name
    Maybe I'll steal it for the A not so game
    When I need a new one
    As Fittonia could be a companion for Tripit and all his fun..haha
    And nerve plant you say
    So does it calm all the nerves your way?

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  78. Pat ~ Tripet and Fittonia sitting in a tree...

    lol.

    I don't know why they call it a nerve plant.
    Sounds like it's deadly poisonous when they call it that.
    But I won't nibble it to find out.
    Might make my tongue numb and then I'd shout!
    hahahaha.

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  79. hahaha well at least you've had experience with the numb tongue
    So you won't shout so loud you'd pop a lung

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  80. Pat ~
    yes, but once is enough of that
    next time maybe it wouldn't leave my flat
    numb tongue forever would be bad
    and make me a little sad.
    Might turn into Flappy because I couldn't feel it move
    You might end up wanting to stamp my forehead with one of those mean words.
    hahaha.
    btw...enjoy her tomorrow. I feel a post coming on. Hope you have the correct color of ink this time. haha.

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  81. I thought you're always supposed to name your plants and talk to them. Isn't that how they grow??

    She...I mean he...I mean Frankie is a gorgeous color pink! Such a pretty plant. It's a great decoration and natural air purifier. Love it :)

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  82. LOL I'm afriad Flappy used up all the ink
    As she brought me to the brink
    Plus with a numb tongue forever
    It could be a fun endeavor
    For as your speak
    Your words may tweak
    And form a language all your own
    Although that may increase your tone
    Oh but it there is a drop of snow
    Flappy will cancel and I can go
    So here is hoping for that
    Although with my luck I'll have to deal with the flappy rat

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  83. Jax ~ I'll start talking to her and giving her kisses. I'll let you know if she grows faster! :)

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  84. Pat ~
    now she's a rat?
    I thought she was a cow.
    I hope it doesn't snow
    So we get the post any how.
    ha.

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  85. good morning Betsy :-) purify air and calm senses? oh i do need a frankie like that myself :-) had to laugh at you saying you don't normally give plants a name :-)) ... Frankie suits it well :-)

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  86. Hello Frankie! A fine addition to the family! Yay! take care
    x

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  87. I learned something new today, never heard of fittonia before.

    it is very pretty!

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  88. Yes, Birdie ~ who knew a plant could calm your senses? Why don't we all buy more of these? ha. The name means 'nerve plant' so maybe that means it calms your nerves? haha...I should move it around the house to stay close to me as I go about my day. lol.

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  89. haha Betsy, that's definitely what i need!!! maybe they could make a miniature one to carry along all day long - lol - a miniature Frankie :-)

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  90. Beautiful plant and I too love the name
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  91. Beautiful plant and your close-ups are incredible! Thank you for following me back, Betsy! I'm glad you enjoyed Buster's story! :)
    Hugs, Cindy

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  92. Nope no snow
    So a post could flow

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  93. Rebecca ~ Frankie is doing very well today. I filled up a plant mister last night and gave her a little shower and another this morning. :)
    How are you today?

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  94. I'm feeling kind of tired. Not sure why--like I'm fighting off a virus or something. Maybe I need a plant mister to make me happy like Frankie. ;)

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  95. Rebecca ~ hope you feel better! Lots of bugs going around this time of year!

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  96. Oh its beautiful! No wonder it jumped in your cart. Frankie is a great name for her.

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  97. You and your green thumb!! Very pretty.

    There is a bar across the bottom of your page that flashes off and on....very bright! Does anyone else see it?

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  98. It is so rare to see a pink plant and with such a sophisticated name to boot! Glad you are giving it a good home, Betsy.

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