Plant Care Strawberry Begonia

Strawberry Begonia

4.3 out of 5 (7 experiences)

Strawberry Begonia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
Strawberry Begonia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Strawberry Geranium


Saxifraga stolonifera

How to care for Strawberry Begonia


How often to water your Strawberry Begonia

Water needs for Strawberry Begonia
0.5 cups
every 9

Strawberry Begonia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Strawberry Begonia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Strawberry Begonia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Strawberry Begonia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Strawberry Begonia may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Strawberry Begonia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Strawberry Begonia: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Strawberry Begonia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Strawberry Begonia is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Strawberry Begonia

Strawberry Begonia

Strawberry Begonia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Strawberry Begonia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Strawberry Begonia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Strawberry Begonia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Strawberry Begonia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Strawberry Begonia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Abidina avatar
leaf-1 91 Plants
xp 3,082 XP
globe Nashville, Tennessee

so darling to watch her grow with her little fat fuzzy leaves - she wilts when she’s thirsty and perks right back up afterward. i love her 🥺

Essdubya avatar
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 147 XP

Dappled sun. Water when soil is dry — mist occasionally.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Unofficialsheehan avatar
leaf-1 49 Plants
xp 1,901 XP
globe Christchurch, Canterbury

I have a very small variegated strawberry begonia and I find it to be an incredibly difficult and fussy plant. I have tried it in positions all over my house and it never seems to like it, the leaves all die off.

However, it always bounces back with new leaves. I just can't get it to grow bigger than what I purchased it as. Maybe one day I will figure out this plant. It looks very nice but has so far been one of my most challenging plants.

There are nicer plants out there that are less picky than this. If you like a challenge or somehow know the magic spell to keep this plant alive this will be perfect for you.

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Nj_plantie_lady avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 152 XP

It’s a bit dramatic! It definitely lets me know when it wants water!

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