Retro houseplants have sure made waves over the last few years, with popular varieties from the 1960s and 70s topping wish lists. These Strawberry Begonias definitely qualify! We love them for their high tolerance of indoor growing conditions and darling 'stolons' which cascade from the plant much like strawberry runners.While Strawberry Begonias are not true begonias (actually Saxifraga stolonifera), Begonia maculata - aka Polkadot Begonia - is the real deal, and another great example of a retro plant that has made a return as a 'must have'. The foliage on these plants is truly spectacular.Finally, there is the Banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) which has been popular among bonsai growers and those who love sacred plants for many years... but took on a whole new life under the name 'Ficus Audrey' during the recent houseplant craze. In the wild, these trees grow massive aerial roots and have the largest canopy of any tree on Earth... yet they are perfectly happy potted indoors. Cool!
Originally posted on September 1, 2021