Saxifraga - Care tips
The Saxifraga is part of the Saxifragaceae family, which includes 400 plant species. Most of them are plants suited for the garden, but the Saxifrqaga shines bright inside our urban jungles! The Saxifraga has cute round leaves with a nerve pattern. You can also get a variegated version with adoring pink accents. The Saxifraga has the ability to grow babies. She does this by growing string-like stems and pups grow on the bottom of these strings, cool right? This makes her a perfect candidate for a hanging plant. The Saxifraga is also called ‘Strawberry Begonia’, which is odd since she is not even related to the Beginio. But it is a very cute name and that definitely fits this plant!
Saxifraga Plant Care Tips
The Saxifraga has very tiny hairs on her leaves. Normally plants like to be misted with a spray, but these hairs hold water very well. This increases the risk of getting fungal diseases.
Light and placement for Saxifraga
The Saxifraga grows best in a bright spot, so make sure to spoil this cute with lots of bright indirect light. Near an east- or west-facing window are good spots for her. These plants are pretty resistant to temperature, keeping her between temperatures of 10 and 23 degrees. They even prefer the temperature to be a little colder, rather than hotter. She will like a medium to high humid environment. Inside your urban jungle an average room humidity will do.
These enchanting plants grow pretty fast, which results in them being pretty thirsty. Your Saxifraga needs water whenever the top of the soil has dried out. She likes to have well draining soil, we would advise to make a soil mix with, potting soil, perlite and peat chunks. This makes sure the soil can drain well, but also holds moisture.
You can provide this pink lady with some PLNTS nutrition during the growing season. Add some liquid nutrition to your water every 2 weeks, that should be sufficient nutrition for this plant to grow for you!
The Saxifraga will provide you with propagations herself, that makes it very easy for us PLNTSparents! You can simply place a baby in some soil, with the string still attached to the mother plant. She will root and eventually you can cut the string and have a brand new Saxifraga Tricolor!
Most common pests on Saxifraga
This cute plant is a little bit sensitive to getting infested with pests. You should keep an eye open for mealybugs, aphids, spider mites, fungus gnats and white flies. You can check her every month as a prevention from getting large infestations in your urban jungle.
Are Saxifraga poisonous for your pets or children?
The Saxifraga is safe to have around pets and children, since she is considered to be not toxic to humans, cats and dogs. We will never advise you to encourage any nibbling, but if it happens accidentally, you don't have to stress about it.
Saxifraga for sale
Is this Strawberry Begonia with her adorable ability to make babies the new addition to your urban jungle? At PLNTS.com you can buy Saxifraga online, like the Saxifraga tricolor. Whether you like your Saxifraga big from the start or prefer to grow them from tiny BabyPLNTS into full-grown PLNTS - we’ve got you covered!