Plant Care String of Dolphins
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String of Dolphins

4.4 out of 5 (64 experiences)

String of Dolphins has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
String of Dolphins has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Dolphin Plants

Taxonomy

Senecio peregrinus
Senecio
Asteraceae
Asterales

What other plant parents say

String of Dolphins has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 46
String of Dolphins has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 27
String of Dolphins has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 26
String of Dolphins has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
String of Dolphins has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 6
String of Dolphins has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
String of Dolphins has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
String of Dolphins has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Phat_pot avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Dolphins named Viney by Phat_pot on Greg, the plant care app
03/16/2021

The string of dolphins is a wonderful succulent fit for any plant parent regardless of experience. It’s high tolerance makes it extremely easy to care for especially during the winter months. All thi…

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@Amyloudxn
Chermside, Queensland
Rating of the plant String of Dolphins named String of Dolphins by Amyloudxn on Greg, the plant care app
08/01/2021

I cannot crack this one! Had him in direct sun outside… purple, parched, burned. Had him in direct sunlight INSIDE… dolphins turned into paddles, rather than lush cascading hanging vertical vines I h…

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@Javabean4
Evansville, Indiana
Rating of the plant String of Dolphins named Dolly Dolphin by Javabean4 on Greg, the plant care app
06/07/2021

Love these. These grow good for the most part but are a bit finicky, more so than my string of bananas. They were slow to grow at first, then took off. I just set them outside for a day or two to get…

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Taylortttt avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Dolphins named Swimmy by Taylortttt on Greg, the plant care app
06/14/2021

if you live somewhere dry, senecios are going to be an aphid magnet. at least that’s been my experience with string of dolphins and pearls. they look so cool but aphids love them. they get two stars …

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@Megansjungle
Pearland, Texas
Rating of the plant String of Dolphins named Dalton by Megansjungle on Greg, the plant care app
07/07/2021

Currently really struggling with both of my string of dolphins and my pearls. Think I’ve overwatered as the stems have shriveled but the dolphins/pearls were swelling. Fingers crossed that they can b…

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@Piper
Evanston, Illinois
Rating of the plant String of Dolphins named String of Dolphins by Piper on Greg, the plant care app
05/05/2021

this is the fastest growing succulent I have! and the little dolphins are so lovely and cute. great survivor, although I had an issue with some pests, but I killed them with isopropyl alcohol and the…

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Tea_tree_soil avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Dolphins named dollie d. by Tea_tree_soil on Greg, the plant care app
06/05/2021

this is my first string-of-something and I’m kinda scared of some of the wilting… i’m not sure if it’s my fault or if that’s just how it grows? 🤞🏼

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@Elise
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Rating of the plant String of Dolphins named Dolphie by Elise on Greg, the plant care app
05/03/2021

Be ready for this plant to explode with growth! It grows faster than any succulent I’ve ever had, and faster than most regular plants too.

Plantsong avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Dolphins named Amethyst by Plantsong on Greg, the plant care app
05/15/2021

It grows fast, a little too fast. I have to trim it every now and then. It great to look at. I’m wondering if it will survive the winter.

Adelle avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Dolphins named lena by Adelle on Greg, the plant care app
06/30/2021

very cute little leaves. hard to take care of them the way i want (cleaning each individual leaf with neem oil) but otherwise VERY cute

How to care for String of Dolphins

Water

How often to water your String of Dolphins

Water needs for String of Dolphins
0.5 cups
every 12

String of Dolphins needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 String of Dolphins

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 String of Dolphins in your home

Light needs and placement for plant String of Dolphins: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

String of Dolphins may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize String of Dolphins

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for String of Dolphins: 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 String of Dolphins after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for String of Dolphins

String of Dolphins

String of Dolphins


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

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