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Saxifrage  stolonifera


Of the numerous plants included in this genus, only this one can be used as an indoor plant. It is a stem plant whose height usually does not exceed 20 cm and which has loose rosettes of almost round leaves with a maximum diameter of 10 cm, graceful bunches of flowers and very attractive stolons, as they have small miniature plants at the end. . The leaves, with crenate indentation, have the upper page of a very dark olive green with fine and silvery veins and the lower page of a reddish-purple. Both the leaves and the petioles, which reach a maximum length of 10 cm, are covered with short, soft hairs that are reddish when young, but which gradually turn green. The stolons, red, similar to threads, of variable length (they reach  up to 1 m), at the end of which are small plants, are very similar to the canes of strawberry trees. They arise in the center of plants and occasionally divide into several strands. Some of the small plants found at the end of the stoles remain small as long as they are attached to the mother plant; others grow, often acquiring similar dimensions to the main plant.

The inflorescences appear in late summer and form loose clusters of white starry flowers with a yellow center.





A strong light helps the plant  to preserve the color of the leaves; however, do not expose these plants to direct sunlight.



It grows best in cool conditions, ideal temperatures are between 10 and 16º C. This plant can, however, withstand higher daytime temperatures during the period of active growth (from spring to late autumn). The minimum temperature tolerated is 5°C.



Water abundantly during the period of active growth, enough to completely moisten the mixture, but do not leave the pots in water. After flowering, over a period of about two weeks, gradually reduce the amount of water with each watering. During the resting period water just enough to prevent the mix from drying out.



Apply monthly and during the period of active growth oneliquid fertilizer for green plants.


Bottling and Rebottling:

use agood substrate for such. For better drainage, place a layer ofhydroton, about 2.5 cm. In spring, if necessary, move young plants to pots of a larger size. Given that the older plants become sparse and irregular, normally these Saxifrages do not keep for more than two or three years, mainly because the young plants not only have a more vigorous appearance, but also start to produce stolons from which they are born very early. the new plants.

Saxifraga stolonifera

SKU: P1801
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