from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants of the family Acanthaceæ.
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Hey Dakota, I found out what it is: a silver-nerved fittonia.
In a larger "climate chamber" a few miles away, a nursery is nurturing cuttings of fittonia, a colorful house plant, in two layers of 70 square meters 750 sq. feet each.
Popular plants to put into a terrarium are carnivorous (Venus Fly Trap, sundew, or pitch plant) or rain forest plants (chamaedorea palms, small ferns or fittonia).
I’ve been trying to find out what it is and I think it is a silver-nerved fittonia too, but I’m not sure.