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String of Dolphins Succulent

String of Dolphins Succulent

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Dolphin Plant, or String of Dolphins (Senecio peregrinus), is a rare variety of trailing succulent that looks like a pod of leaping dolphins. This uncommon hybrid is a cross of String of Pearls (S. rowleyanus) and Candle Plant (Senecio articulatus).

In the fall, the flowers are dainty and white and form tightly compacted puffballs. Each bloom has a halo of deep red to golden yellow filaments.

The leaves of the String of Dolphin are fleshy, notched crescents that truly resemble dolphins. In addition to their unbelievable shape, each leaf has a translucent "leaf window". This adaptation allows sunlight to irradiate the leaf interior and helps the plant tolerate low light conditions. They grow trailing stems that can reach 1.0' to 3.0' long.


Shipping & Handling

    • The 2 Inch String of Dolphins plants are shipped with the pot and soil
    • The 4 Inch and larger String of Dolphins plants are shipped bare roots without the pot and soil:
      • We commit to shipping bare roots, which requires more time and labor, and provide excellent quality and service to our customers




    Care Tips

    LightNeed sunlights, but thanks to their leaf windows they can tolerate slightly less light than some non-green succulent varieties. To strike the right balance, try placing it outdoors in the shade or indoors near a sunny window. 

    WaterString of Dolphins thrives with a bit more frequent watering than most succulents. Be sure to drench it enough for water to run out the pot’s drainage hole (no misting). Allow the soil to dry before watering again.

    SoilA well-draining potting mix for cactus and succulents. 

    PottingA well-draining holes. Like terracotta pots because the clay helps wick moisture away from the roots. Use a smallish pot – a pot that is too large will not dry down quickly enough and the roots could rot.

    Temperature: It thrives between 50°F and 80°F. Bring this dolphin indoors when the weather is anything but mild. They tolerate winter temperatures as low as 40 °F (4 °C). If you live in an area with cold winters, you don’t have to be as careful placing your plant near cold or drafty windows.

    HumidityString of Dolphins grows well in average household humidity levels when grown indoors. Does not like too much humidity. Normal household humidity is good for this plant.


    To ensure the health of succulents, it is important to plant them in porous, well-draining soil. Succulents require little watering, but don't like to sit in wet soil. To create an adequate cactus mix, simply add pumice, perlite, or grit to cactus soil to provide the proper drainage.

    Make sure to leave drought periods between waterings to prevent the plant from water-logging.

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