Plant Care Dancing Dolphin
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Dancing Dolphin

4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Dancing Dolphin has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Dancing Dolphin has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Goldfish Plant and goldfish hypoceria

Taxonomy

Columnea gloriosa
Columnea
Gesneriaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Dancing Dolphin

Water

How often to water your Dancing Dolphin

Water needs for Dancing Dolphin
0.5 cups
every 9

Dancing Dolphin needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dancing Dolphin

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Dancing Dolphin in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dancing Dolphin: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dancing Dolphin love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dancing Dolphin does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dancing Dolphin in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dancing Dolphin

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dancing Dolphin: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dancing Dolphin after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Dancing Dolphin

Dancing Dolphin

Dancing Dolphin


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Dancing Dolphin has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Dancing Dolphin has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Dancing Dolphin has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Dancing Dolphin has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Dancing Dolphin has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Risaree1957 avatar
@Risaree1957
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 4,188 XP
globe Tualatin, Oregon
05/24/2021

This plant doesn’t like to be too dry and not too wet. Check it frequently and water till it runs out the bottom and poor off after a few minutes soak. Mine has a grow light because it’s within 3 feet of a window but gets no direct sun.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Lindsrae1106 avatar
@Lindsrae1106
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 523 XP
globe Rockland, Maine
05/13/2021

It’s really cute! Very full and the blooms happen quickly and they really do look like goldfish! The leaves are rubbery so it doesn’t need to be watered super often.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Kay avatar
@Kay
leaf-1 114 Plants
xp 1,324 XP
globe Tomahawk, Wisconsin
03/20/2021

When blooming it has bright red orange flowers that look like dolphins. Also commonly known as the goldfish plant.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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