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Strawberry Begonia

Saxifraga stolonifera

Strawberry Begonia Plant Features

If you’re looking for a colorful, easy-care plant, add strawberry begonia to your shopping list. This low-growing beauty produces quantities of dark green, hairy leaves with silver veins. Each leaf also has a red underside and stems. Strawberry begonia also develops pretty clusters of small white flowers in the spring and early summer. As the plants mature, strawberry begonia sends out runners (stolons) that form tiny plantlets on the end of each one. These plantlets can be removed from the mother plant and potted up individually. Contrary to its name, strawberry begonia is neither a true begonia nor a strawberry; it does have fuzzy leaves like a begonia and runners like a strawberry, which is where it gets its name.

Strawberry Begonia Growing Instructions

Strawberry begonia prefers bright, indirect light. An east- or west-facing window is ideal. Just make sure there’s a sheer curtain to block any direct rays from the sun. This charming plant does not do well in the sunshine. 

Strawberry begonia will flourish in cooler locations that remain between 50 and 70 F. 

Water your strawberry begonia whenever the surface of the soil just starts to feel dry to the touch. If the soil gets too dry, your plant could suffer. To prevent fungal disease, avoid getting the leaves wet. 

Feed your plants every time you water with a dilute solution of liquid houseplant fertilizer throughout the spring and summer. Stop fertilizing through the fall and winter. 

Special Care

Strawberry begonia grows quickly. Repot in a slightly larger pot whenever you see the plant’s roots start to protrude through the drainage holes. Note: Strawberry begonia is not intended for human or animal consumption.

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  • Light

    Indoors: High light
    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors

    Green

  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Colorful foliage
    Super-easy to grow


Complement your Strawberry Begonia with these varieties:
Spider Plant
Team spider plant and strawberry begonia in neighboring hanging baskets for a curtain of color.

Ficus
Strawberry Begonia makes a great ground cover under tall ficus trees such as Burgundy Rubber tree.

ZZ Plant
The upright stems and shiny foliage of ZZ plant are the perfect complement for Strawberry Begonia.