Plant Care Dancing Dolphin

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, goldfish hypoceria and Columnea gloriosa .

Taxonomy

Columnea microcalyx
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

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

Dancing Dolphin prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Dancing Dolphin Water Frequency →

Dancing Dolphin Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dancing Dolphin requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Dancing Dolphin Light Requirements →

Dancing Dolphin Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


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, OR
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, ME
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-1 112 Plants
xp 1,384 XP
globe Tomahawk, WI
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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