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Senecio 'String of Dolphins'

Senecio 'String of Dolphins'

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Senecio 'String of Dolphins' is a fascinating trailing plant celebrated for its leaves that remarkably resemble leaping dolphins. Exhibiting a cascading growth habit, 'String of Dolphins' can trail down several feet, making it an ideal candidate for hanging baskets or elevated planters where its unique foliage can be fully appreciated.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Senecio peregrinus

Common: String of Dolphins, Dolphin Necklace, Flying Dolphins, Dolphin Plant

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
  • Fertilize: Every 6-8 weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Senecio's can tolerate some direct light.
  • Trim back excessively long stems to maintain shape and encourage bushier growth.
  • Easily propagated through stem cuttings. Allow the cut end to callous over before planting in soil.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Asteraceae family, also known as the aster, daisy, composite, or sunflower family, is one of the largest and most diverse plant families in the world that includes over 32,000 species.
  • Senecio species are found worldwide, from desert regions to mountainous terrains and tropical areas. Some popular species like Senecio rowleyanus (String of Pearls) are native to parts of Africa.
  • The String of Dolphins gets its name from its elongated, banana-shaped leaves, which add a unique touch to any plant collection.
  • It's a fast grower and can quickly fill a hanging basket with its trailing stems.
  • Like many succulents, the Blue Chalk plant is highly drought-tolerant, making it a great choice for xeriscaping or low-water gardens.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Low Maintenance
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