3 fresh cuttings
Senecio Peregrinos “String of Dolphins” is unique and rare kinds of trailing succulents. It looks like a pod of little dolphins. It is a beautiful plant to have.
This plant is a hybrid from String of Pearls (Senecio Rowleyanus) and Candle Plant (S. articulatus).
Since this plant is rare, it might be difficult to find one around the area and if there is, it would be limited.
Taking care of String of Dolphins might be tricky.
Here are a few tips, I found on the internet in taking care of the plant.
- LIGHT: Bright, indirect light, early morning sun, or semi to half shade. Plants may become sunburnt from too much sun.
- WATER: Allow soil to dry out between watering to avoid root rot.
- SOIL: Use a well-draining soil mix.
- PLANTING: This is the perfect plant for hanging baskets where the dolphin leaves can cascade downward. Under good conditions, String of Dolphins can grow over 50 cm in the first year. Requires a pot with drainage.
- Fertilizer: Use a top dressing of general fertilizer once or twice a year to enhance new growth and the plant’s overall health. Over-fertilizing causes malformed growth, losing that iconic leaping dolphin look.
- BLOOMING: Blooms from May to June. The flowers are dainty and white, and form tightly compacted puffballs. Each bloom has a halo of deep red to golden yellow filaments.
- DORMANCY: Senecio are dormant during winter months. They are not frost tolerant.
- PROPAGATION: Senecio propagates via clippings. Allow the cut end to callous over and insert into dirt.