English name:Strawberry Geranium
Latin name:Saxifraga stolonifera
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.