String of Dolphins Care Guide
The String of Dolphins plant, also known as Senecio peregrinus, is a low-maintenance and easy-to-care-for succulent plant that has become a popular choice among houseplant enthusiasts. Native to South Africa, where it grows in rocky, well-draining soils in the wild, its leaves resemble a pod of jumping dolphins, making it a charming addition to any indoor space!
Also in this family are String of Pearls, String of Turtle, String of Tear Drop, String of Banana, String of Hearts, and String of Donkey Tail or Burro’s Tail. While some of them look more similar than others, they are all in the same succulent family.
5 Tips on String of Dolphins Plant Care (Especially #1)
Despite its unique appearance, caring for this plant is pretty straightforward. So, whether you’re a seasoned plant parent or just starting out, read on to learn how to care for this delightful and hassle-free houseplant!
Did you know?
The String of Dolphins is actually a hybrid of two other succulent species: String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) and Candle Plant (Senecio articulatus). The plant’s unique leaf shape is the result of a mutation in the String of Pearls plant, which caused the leaves to grow in a curved shape resembling a pod of dolphins.
Because these plants are trailers, with proper care it can grow up to 3 feet long, making it a great choice for hanging baskets or as a cascading plant on a shelf. However, like many succulent plants, the String of Dolphins is toxic to pets and humans if ingested, so keep it out of reach of children and pets.