Senecio, 4in, String of Dolphins - Floral Acres Greenhouse & Garden Centre

String of Dolphins, 4in, Senecio peregrinus

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String of Dolphins is a variety of trailing succulent that gets it's name from it's uniquely shaped leaves that look like diving dolphins.  It is a relatively easy plant to care for, and a super fun addition to any plant collection.



Type: Tropical 
Height: 12in - 36in  
Zone: 10
Pet Safe: Toxic to pets if ingested.


General Maintenance: These plants will not need to be repotted very often, but it is helpful to change at least the top layer of soil once a year to provide your plant with some fresh nutrients.  This plant is very easy to propagate from cuttings, simply take a cutting, remove a few of the bottom leaves, and place into water or damp soil. 

Temperature: Thrives in normal household temperatures, between 15º-26º Celsius.   Keep away from drafts and drastic temperature changes.

Light: Plenty of bright indirect light is ideal.  Some direct sunlight is fine, but too much hot sun can scorch the leaves.  

Watering: Water sparingly, as these plants do not like to sit in excess water.  Allow them to dry out almost entirely between waterings.  

Soil: A well draining soil is very important.  Adding perlite, sand, or orchid medium to your regular potting mix is a great way to improve drainage.  Cactus soil also works well for this plant.

Fertilizer: Feed with a diluted liquid fertilizer once every three weeks during the spring and summer months.