The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Saxifraga

Family: Saxifragaceae.

Saxifraga stolonifera (Saxifraga sarmentosa L. f.) Common name(s): Saxifrage
Saxifraga Genus of about 440 species of mostly mat- or cusion-forming, evergreen, semi-evergreen, or deciduous perennials, biennials, and a few annuals, mostly from mountains in the N. hemisphere. The genus Saxifraga contains a number of garden plants. These are low growing plants some of which generally do better where summers are cooler. Provide a well-drained soil and a growing area exposed to sun or partial shade. The outstanding feature is the production of long, slender red runners which bear miniature plants at their ends. Clusters of insignificant flowers appear in summer. These plants grow about 9 in. high, and the pendant runners can reach 2-3 ft.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth in summer - minimum 50 F in winter. Brightly lit spot. Keep well away from direct sunlight. Keep compost moist at all times but never waterlogged. Reduce watering in winter. Use soft, tepid water. Misting is necessary. Peg down plantlets in compost - cut stem when rooted. Sow seed in autumn.
Saxifraga cotyledon
Saxifraga cotyledon
Saxifraga stolonifera 'Tricolor'
Saxifraga stolonifera 'Tricolor'

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