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General:

String of Dolphins or Dolphin Plant is an adorable trailing succulent that interestingly resembles a pod of leaping dolphins. The fleshy leaves even have small, pointed parts that resemble a dolphin’s pectoral fins. Being an uncommon hybrid between the Senecio Roweleyanus (String of Pearls) and Senecio Articulates (hot dog or candle plant), the Dolphin Plant is not an easy plant to find. With its iconic dolphin-shaped foliage, the Dolphin Plant is a rare find that you and your friends will instantly fall in love with.

  • The stems of the Dolphin Plant can grow up to 6 inches long.
  • In fall, clusters of small star-like white to light pink flowers with a cinnamon-like smell may bloom.
  • This ornamental vine is great for planting in hanging baskets or pots on shelves or window sills.

Sunlight

  • Your String of Dolphins requires plenty of bright indirect sunlight. Although it can also adapt to medium light when grown indoors. Growing your Dolphin Plant near a south-facing window would be ideal.
  • Unlike the usual succulents, your String of Dolphins prefer cooler air and can tolerate temperatures as low as 4 °C. However, they are not frost-tolerant.

Watering

  • For healthy growth, let the soil of your Dolphin Plant completely dry out. After that, give it a good soak in water until it runs out the drainage holes.
  • In summer, you may have to water your drought-tolerant plant weekly. Reduce this frequency to about once or twice a month in winter.
  • It is vital to ensure choosing a pot with proper drainage holes, as overwatering or standing water can lead to root rot.
  • Soil:

  • Your String of Dolphins requires a well-draining cactus or succulent potting mix.
  • Repot every 3 years in the next sized pot with proper drain holes and water thoroughly. Use a combination of 2 parts potting soil, 1 part perlite, and 1 part sand.
  • Fertiliser:

  • It is best to fertilize your String of Dolphins once or twice a year in the early spring when they start to bloom.
  • Avoid over-fertilizing, as it may cause your String of Dolphins to lose its iconic dolphin shape.
  • Toxicity:

    String of Dolphins is mildly toxic and not suitable for spaces with pets and children.

    Additional Care Information:

  • Dolphin Plant can be prone to common houseplant pests like spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, and scale.
  • Troubleshooting

  • Dolphin leaves flattening out– Indicates your plant is being overwatered – Allow soil to completely dry out before rehydrating.
  • Leaves browning – Suggests that you may be overwatering or underwatering your plant – Adjust watering schedule based on the dryness of the soil.
  • Leaves yellowing – Indicates an overexposure to the sun.

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