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Strawberry Geranium

English name:

Strawberry Geranium

Latin name:

Saxifraga stolonifera

About me:

I'm a quick grower, perfect for indoors or out. Contrary to my name, I am not part of the strawberry family.

Useful to know:


I am native to China, Japan and Korea


I only reach 10-15cm in height but form tight rosettes of leaves.


I like bright indirect light - an easterly window is perfect.


I like my soil to be moist but cut down on watering during winter when I am dormant.


I'll be happy in room temperatures between 15-24°C.


Fertilise me monthly with normal plant food during spring and summer but not during winter.


Remove dry leaves and feel free to cut any trails that are yellowing or drying.


I am prone to mealybugs so keep an eye for them. If you do find them, spray me with insecticidal soap at 1/2 strength.


Good news: I am pet-safe!


I am often called a Strawberry Begonia or Geranium but I am actually neither.

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