Plant Care Strawberry Geranium

Strawberry Geranium

Reviewed by: None | Last Updated: 09/08/2022

4.2 out of 5 (14 experiences)

Strawberry Geranium has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Strawberry Geranium has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Strawberry Begonia

Taxonomy

Saxifraga stolonifera
Saxifraga
Saxifragaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Strawberry Geranium

Water

How often to water your Strawberry Geranium

Water needs for Strawberry Geranium
0.5 cups
every 9

Strawberry Geranium 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 Geranium

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Strawberry Begonia in your home

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

Strawberry Geranium 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Strawberry Geranium in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Strawberry Geranium

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Strawberry Geranium: 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 Geranium after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Strawberry Geranium 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 Geranium

Strawberry Geranium

Strawberry Geranium


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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 Geranium has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Strawberry Geranium has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Strawberry Geranium has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Strawberry Geranium has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Strawberry Geranium has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
8plantroom avatar
@8plantroom
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 191 XP
01/09/2022

Its very pretty and i love the leave shape. gorgeous plant overall!

Survivor Survivor
Madisonfaithh avatar
@Madisonfaithh
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 339 XP
globe Pleasant Grove, UT
01/07/2022

i LOVE this little guy! he was actually accidentally planted in one of my plants i just bought! i just had to propagate him because he is so little and cute :) he it absolutely loving all that water!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Mossycabbages avatar
@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 102 Plants
xp 3,045 XP
globe American Fork, UT
12/28/2021

Super cute plant and grows very quickly. New growth comes in almost black it’s so dark. I keep mine in ~65% humidity with grow lights and an inch of spagnum moss on top of the soil for extra moisture and it’s thriving

Fast grower Fast grower
Abidina avatar
@Abidina
leaf-1 91 Plants
xp 3,082 XP
globe Nashville, TN
06/14/2021

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
@Essdubya
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 147 XP
06/08/2021

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
Xyz avatar
@Xyz
leaf-1 58 Plants
xp 4,000 XP
05/29/2021

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
@Nj_plantie_lady
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 152 XP
04/10/2021

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

Aylha avatar
@Aylha
leaf-1 41 Plants
xp 3,095 XP
02/21/2021

I wish I bought it already big pretty slow grower

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