Indian Strawberry

Indian strawberry (Dulcesnea indica, Mock strawberry) has been a rapid increase in the popularity of hanging plants in recent years. Some excellent trailers, however, still remain rarities and the Indian strawberry is a good example. It is vigorous and easy to care for.

Indian strawberry is a fast-spreading evergreen groundcover for shady areas or sunny, moist sites. It has bright green, trifoliate leaves. In summer the flowers appear and these are followed by small strawberry-like fruits. These are edible, but unfortunately they are completely tasteless.

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Indian strawberry bears trailing runners and bright yellow flowers in summer. Blooming period is from early summer till early fall. It will not flower if it is kept in a semi-shady spot. Place outdoors occasionally in summer. It is extremely useful under trees with little traffic.

Secret of success

Temperature: Cool or average warmth – keep cool but frost-free in winter.


Light: Bright light, not on direct sun.

Water: Keep compost moist. Water sparingly in winter.

Repotting: Repot in spring every year.

Propagation: Divide plants at repotting time. Layer runners in spring.

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