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Scientific Name: Saxifraga stolonifera
Pronunciation: sacks-IFF-ruh-guh stoe-lun-IFF-ur-uh
Common Name: strawberry begonia , mother of thousands
Family Name: Saxifragaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Stolons long and thin; leaves basal, rounded, to 10 cm wide and rising about 20 cm tall, dark green with silver veining on top and pink-red undersides; florets bilaterally symmetrical - two large lower petals and 3 smaller upper petals, on panicle-;ike cymes well above foliage.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Pendulous
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Hanging basket, Indoor plant, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google. Images include S. 'Tricolour' and S. 'Harvest Moon'.
strawberry begonia , mother of thousands
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal, Spiraled
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Tomentose
Colour in Summer: Green, Red, Cream blotches; purple undersides.
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular, Reniform
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type: Panicle-like, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Perigynous
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Will flower earlier indoors

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:

Bark or Stem Colour: Red
Organ Modifications: Aerial or climbing roots , Fibrous-like roots, Runners (or stolons), Succulent leaves

Propagation: Division - above ground parts
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Mites, Slugs or snails, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant )
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