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Strawberry Begonia   
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Strawberry Begonia
N Introduced
Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Strawberry Begonia, Strawberry Geranium, Roving Sailor, Creeping saxifrage
Botanical name: Saxifraga stolonifera     Family: Saxifragaceae (saxifrage family)

This plant is also known as Mother of Thousands or Aaron's beard. It can be used as a houseplant, preferably in a hanging pot or basket, so that the young plants growing on long thin "stolons" coming out of the center of the plant (just like the leaves that form a rosette), can hang down freely. Sometimes there are hundreds of young plants on dozens of stolons. It has very beautiful white flowers with five unequal petals. Two of the petals are much longer than the rest. Clumps grow to about 3 or 4 inches high are silver veined above and reddish, hairy beneath and spread rapidly by means of thread-like, pink runners sprouting new little clumps everywhere in shade and moist soil. The easiest way to propagate this plant is taking young rosettes from the stolons and planting them in potting-soil. They root easily.
Photographed in Lodhi Garden, Delhi.
Identification credit: Umberto Boni