These are really eye-catching plants. They have the basic leaf structure of a true begonia (although they are not true begonias), but as they mature, the plants send out long, thin runners that end in clusters of leaves. When allowed to hang over a sill or edge, they form a very interesting display of hairy, red-hued leaves.
Strawberry begonia prefers bright, but not direct sunlight. An east- or even west-facing window is perfect. Be careful of letting them get too hot; they dislike heat.
These fast growers like a lot of water during the growing season. As with other hairy-leaved plants, avoid getting water on their leaves to reduce the risk of fungal disorders. During winter, reduce watering but don't let it dry out completely. Don't be alarmed if growth dramatically slows down or stops during the winter.
Medium care. They dislike too much humidity and warmth, which can encourage fungal problems, and are susceptible to root rot if they are watered too heavily.
Begonias are toxic to pets;However, starwberry begonias which are not begonia, it is safe for pets.
*If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call the APCC at (888) 426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible.