Written by Maggie
Nov 12 2021
When we grow and care for Strawberry Begonia, Strawberry Begonia requires a 5:3 mix of leaf mould and sand, a growing environment ranging from 15 ° C to 25 ° C, a minimum winter temperature of 5 ° C, nitrogen fertilizer applied every 20 days, and daily care to keep the soil moist and the pot soil moist. The following are tips for growing and caring for Strawberry Begonia.
|Botanical/Scientific Name||Saxifraga Stolonifera|
|Common Name||Strawberry Begonia|
|When to Grow/Bloom/Harvest||Indoors during any time of the year|
|Origin||China, Japan and Korea|
|Light Care||Bright but not direct sunlight|
|Soil Care||Fast-draining potting soil|
|Temperature Care||Between 50 degrees Fahrenheit and 75 degrees Fahrenheit|
|Humidity Care||40-50% relative humidity|
|Pruning Care||Remove yellow, dead, dying or damaged leaves|
|Fertilizer Care||Fertilizing monthly during the growing season|
|Propagation||Sowing and division|
Japanese Strawberry Begonia preferred soil that was rich in substrate and capable of strong drainage, so a 5:3 ratio of leaf decaying soil and sandy soil was preferred. A few small stones could be placed on the surface of the soil to increase moisture retention, or it could be grown directly on sandy soil for looseness.
Temperature is important when we grow and care for Strawberry Begonia. The Strawberry Begonia fight cold ability is very poor, like warm growing conditions. So when we grow and care for Strawberry Begonia, we need to control the temperature between 15 °C and 25 °C is most appropriate, which is conducive to the Japanese Strawberry growth of Begonia. In winter the minimum temperature is not lower than 5 ℃ or root easy to appear the phenomenon of frostbite.
Strawberry Begonia was fertilized with nitrogen fertilizer every 20 days during its vigorous growth period, which would have led to over nourishment if summer temperatures were above 25 ° C and winter temperatures were below 10 ° C.
When we grow and care for Strawberry Begonia, Strawberry Begonia is made to grow in moist conditions, especially in the summer and winter, where the leaves are lustrous and grow better with increased air humidity, either by sprinkling the leaves or by placing a water bowl around them, both of which help keep the moisture in the room.
Strawberry Begonia was damaged by mealybugs, which caused the plant to grow slowly. The plant was moved to astigmatism and ventilated, and weeds were treated promptly. Strawberry Begonia was treated with metholipide and kunggotrin emulsion.
Actually Strawberry Begonia are easily subjected to the harm of aphids, the Strawberry Begonia common pests and prevention method. It will absorb nutrients through the branches and leaves of plants, also can make poor plant growth, finally kill the plants withered. When we grow and care for Strawberry Begonia, first of all we need to deal with the artificial aphid, then spraying the plants with marathon emulsion, deltamethrin emulsion, etc. It is good to control.
Under normal conditions, the harm of mealybugs is similar to that of mealybugs and aphids, but it's vitality is relatively strong. If it is not treated in time, it will affect the fruit yield of the plant and the normal growth of the plant. Therefore, when we grow and care for Strawberry Begonia, it is necessary to strengthen the ventilation management and spray the pesticide control such as aphids.
Strawberry Begonia was also vulnerable to ground worm damage if the soil was not replaced for long enough to prevent the plant's roots from growing in the soil, requiring timely replacement and spraying of dichlorvos and carbendazim.
Strawberry Begonia Propagation
First, we need to cut a branch with a length of 8 cm to 10 cm from the strawberry Begonia plant, cut off some leaves at the bottom, and then cut it directly into 1 / 3 of the soil. Secondly, put a plastic film on the outside of the flowerpot, block 50% to 70% of the sun, and spray it with water once every 2 to 3 days. Finally, we can keep the temperature of the pot between 20 and 25 degrees, and take root in about two weeks.
Strawberry Begonia propagation from division is the most simple and easy method. Strawberry Begonia is usually used for reproduction. We can cut the germinated tubers longitudinally, each with 1 to 2 buds. After the incision is dried, we can plant them in a pot. We should pay attention to maintaining high environmental humidity and temperature from 20 ℃ to 25 ℃ in order to achieve better results.
Strawberry Begonia propagation from seed is suitable for spring and autumn, and we should select the fresh seeds collected in the current year, evenly sprinkle the seeds into the basin soil and flatten them, soak them in water, cover them with glass and keep the room temperature at 20-22 ℃. It will sprout in a week.
Strawberry Begonia is often planted in damp corners. It is characterized by short plants and many flowers. Garden decorators often decorate strawberry Begonia on the window balcony. It is a very pleasant garden plant. We can use the whole grass of strawberry Begonia as medicine. It is cool and slightly bitter. People often pick it in summer and autumn, and colored fruit can be obtained in early winter. Decocting medicine orally has the effects of treating colds and clearing heat and promoting diuresis. Strawberry Begonia also has the functions of promoting blood circulation, relieving cough, helping digestion, strengthening spleen and stomach and relieving alcohol.
1. Watering care for growing Strawberry Begonia. Keep the pot soil constantly moist to prevent the pot soil from drying.
2. In summer, we should often spray water to the foliage and the surrounding ground to enhance the air humidity.
3. Light care for growing Strawberry Begonia. In summer it needs to be placed under the shade for maintenance.
4. In the growth season every half a month to pour 1 time thin cake fertilizer water.
5. The room temperature should be kept at about 12℃ in winter to avoid cold.