Strawberry Begonia | Saxifraga stolonifera
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Strawberry Begonia | Saxifraga stolonifera

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A trailing houseplant, displaying scallop-shaped leaves with pink undersides. A great choice for hanging baskets or for placing on top of a shelf.  Growing Pot Size: 10 cm Key Information A medium-sized houseplant, maturing at a height of 1 - 1.5m  Loves bright, indirect sunlight Easy care level  Non-toxic, pet-friendly!...
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Strawberry Begonia | Saxifraga stolonifera

A trailing houseplant, displaying scallop-shaped leaves with pink undersides. A great choice for hanging baskets or for placing on top of a shelf. 

Growing Pot Size: 10 cm

Key Information

  • A medium-sized houseplant, maturing at a height of 1 - 1.5m 
  • Loves bright, indirect sunlight
  • Easy care level 
  • Non-toxic, pet-friendly!
  • Growing Pot Size: 10 cm

Where is it from?

The Strawberry Begonia originates from Japan where its name translates to ‘under the snow’, a reference to its ground covering habit. 

Strawberry Begonia: The plant that keeps on giving!

Just like the common Strawberry plant, the Strawberry Begonia produces plantlets on runners. These can easily be pruned from the mother plant and replanted to grow more Strawberry Begonia plants. We recommend removing the plantlets when they are 5cm or bigger. 

Is this the right plant for me?

If you enjoy plants that can hang in baskets and detail your home with elegance, then this is a plant for you. The Strawberry Begonia’s runners act as dainty trailing stems from which green-blue round foliage grows, laced with silvery-white veins. As they dislike high levels of humidity, this plant is well suited for a bedroom or living room where moisture levels tend to be low. Tolerating cold temperatures, the Strawberry Begonia will have no problem with a harsh winter. Positon near an east or west-facing window to provide the best sunlight for optimal growth. 

Plant Care Tips: 

  • Light: This plant requires bright, indirect light to thrive. Avoid direct sunlight which can scorch the leaves. 
  • Water: As this is a fast-growing plant, water more regularly during the spring and summer months when she will be thirsty. Water once the top 5cm of the soil has dried out.
  • Soil: Pot up in well-draining, lightweight soil. A high organic matter content will also benefit. 
  • Humidity: Strawberry Begonias have no specific humidity requirements, preferring lower humidity levels. Do not mist this plant as water can collect on the leaves and cause fungal infections.
  • Fertilizer: During the growing season, feed with liquid fertilizer at a weak dose. This can be applied once or twice a month. 
  • Temperature: This plant prefers to be on the cool side - temperatures between 10 - 23°C are best. 
  • Repotting: Strawberry Begonias do not like being pot bound so be sure to re-pot your plant every spring. 

Strawberry Begonia Common Problems & Questions:

Why are the edges of the leaves turning brown?

This is likely to be due to a lack of water or moisture in the air. Ensure humidity levels are above at least 25% and do not allow the soil to completely dry out. You can simply use your finger to test the moisture levels in the soil. If the top 5cm is dry, it’s time for watering. 

How can I improve drainage for my plant?

The first thing to do is to check that your container has drainage holes. It may sound obvious, but some decorative plant pots do not have drainage holes and this causes problems. Terracotta pots allow moisture in and out of the pot and are a good choice. You can then aid drainage by adding ingredients such as sand, perlite or composted bark to your potting mix. 

Is my plant susceptible to pests?

Common pests of this plant include mealybugs and aphids. In cases of infection, isolate your plant and spray it with an insecticidal soap spray. Remove any dead or diseased foliage. 

The lower leaves of my plant are turning yellow, why?

This may be a sign that your plant needs feeding as a lack of nutrients can cause chlorosis (yellowing of the leaves). Apply a liquid fertilizer next time you water your plant and monitor the results. Alternatively, if you haven’t repotted your plant in a while, it will benefit from some fresh soil. The plant will then replenish its nutrients from the soil. 

*Decorative pots sold separately.

Shipping and Returns

We can ship to anywhere within Canada. However, it may take longer for you to receive your products if you live in a remote region, such as the Eastern Provinces, especially as we ship from BC.

Please allow up to five business days for your plant to be delivered. If you live in one of the Eastern Provinces, this may take slightly longer, typically around seven business days.

Please also note that tax rates vary dependent on province. These too will be calculated at checkout to comply with provincial laws.

We are happy to return any defective items you may have received. Please get in touch with our customer service team at info@bloomboxclub.ca and they will be more than happy to assist!

If your item is found to be defective or damaged, you will be entitled to a full refund. In many cases, we will not require the item be delivered back to us, however, in some circumstances we may request that this it is. If this is the case, our customer service team will gladly help you through this process.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

Why Bloombox Club?

We started Bloombox Club with one intention. To deliver high-quality indoor plants to homes around the world. Our motivation? To introduce thousands to the calming and rejuvenating presence that having plantlife in the home brings. And what's more, we wanted to make this process as hassle-free and rewarding as possible.

Here are a few things that make this vision a reality.

  • High-Quality Canadian Plants: Our plants may have their origins around the world, yet they are all grown in our dedicated Canadian greenhouses in British Columbia, and to the highest of standards.
  • Unrivalled Customer Service: Our dedicated customer service team are ready to help! Send these plant-enthusiasts an email at info@bloomboxclub.ca
  • National Delivery Network: We believe that our plants should be available to every Canadian, that's why we deliver across the whole country, with no exception.

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