String of dolphins
A string of Dolphins is one of the most beautiful and low-maintenance succulents you can grow indoors. A string of Dolphin plants looks like an array of beads.
It is a good choice for hanging baskets.
How to Care String of Dolphins
Soil: Like other cactus and succulent plants, it also needs well well-drainage sandy soil. If your pot doesn’t contain holes in the bottom, add some pumice to the soil.
Temperature: It needs an average indoor temperature, of around 72 F.
Water: It doesn’t need too much watering. Too much watering can increase the probability of root rot. Water bi-weekly.
Propagation: It can easily propagate from cuttings. You can share the cuttings of these plants with your loved ones as well.
- Introduction to String of Dolphins String of Dolphins (Senecio peregrinus) is a species of trailing, a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to South Africa and is known for its delicate, elongated leaves and its ability to thrive in hanging baskets or containers. A string of Dolphins is also known as a “String of Pearls” due to the appearance of its leaves.
- Characteristics of String of Dolphins String of Dolphins is a trailing plant that grows long, slender stems that can reach up to 3 feet in length. The stems are adorned with small, pearl-like leaves that are green in color and have a spherical shape. The plant produces small, white, or purple flowers in the spring and summer.
- How to care for String of Dolphins is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to care for. It prefers well-draining soil and should be watered sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between watering. It is important to avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot. A string of Dolphins also prefers bright, indirect light and should be protected from direct sunlight, which can scorch its leaves.
- Propagating String of Dolphins String of Dolphins can be propagated through stem cuttings or by dividing the offsets, also known as “pups,” that form around the base of the plant. To propagate through stem cuttings, simply cut a stem from a healthy plant and allow it to callous over before planting it in well-draining soil. To propagate through offsets, carefully remove the offsets from the base of the plant and pot them on their own.
- Common problems with String of Dolphins One common problem with String of Dolphins is the presence of pests, such as aphids and mealybugs. These can be treated with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and water or with insecticidal soap. Overwatering can also be a problem, as it can lead to root rot. It is important to allow the soil to dry out completely between watering and to only water the plant when it is needed.
- Uses for String of Dolphins String of Dolphins is a popular choice for use in hanging baskets or containers, as it is a trailing plant