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String of Dolphin Plants for Sale Online
Senecio peregrinus, commonly known as string-of-dolphins, is a creeping succulent vine whose leaves resemble leaping dolphins. It is native to the drier parts of southwest Africa. In its natural environment, its stems grow along the ground, rooting where they touch and forming dense mats of dolphins. Grows best in low light conditions. This beautiful draping succulent is a cross of string of pearls and candle plant.
How to Care for String of Dolphins Plants
Before you buy a String of Dolphin plant, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
WHEN SHOULD I FERTILIZE STRING OF DOLPHINS?
These dolphin shaped leaves don't need much fertilizer. We recommend fertilizing your plant during the spring and fall season to encourage optimal growth. Use an organic houseplant fertilizer or a slow release fertilizer from any local gardening store.
WHAT IS THE BEST SOIL FOR STRING OF DOLPHINS?
This rare succulent plant enjoys well-draining soil to avoid root rotting. We recommend using an average potting soil with sand or a succulent-mix to make your plant happy! The string of dolphins may rot if overwatered. Make sure to plant them in a pot that has drainage holes at the bottom and is slightly larger then the plant.
WHEN SHOULD I WATER STRING OF DOLPHINS?
The best way to water the string of dolphins is to give them a lot of water until it runs through the drainage holes at the bottom of the container. allow the soil to dry throughout watering. repeat this process once a week during the growing season. The watering schedule may have to change due to the conditions of each plant. A good rule of thumb is to allow the soil to dry 2 to 3 inches before re-watering. During the winter, allow your plant's soil to completely dry out during the dormant season.
WHAT TYPE OF LIGHT IS BEST FOR STRING OF DOLPHINS?
The string of Dolphins will be harmed if they are exposed to too much sun similar to string of pearls. Don't give them any direct sunlight when it is getting too hot. Bright, indirect light is best source of light and allow them to get at least 6 hours of morning sunlight per day.