Senecio peregrinus - String of Dolphins

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This is a must-have for any plant collector! The leaves look just like tiny dolphins jumping out of the water!


Senecio peregrinus                     

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Common Names: String of Dolphins, String of Seals

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: South America, Asia

Growth: Trailing / Cascading

Light: Full sun

Foot Candles: 250+

Water: Let dry completely

Humidity: Not required

Temperature: 16°C - 40°C

Soil: Well draining cactus mix

Container: Pot with drainage

Nutrients: 7-7-7 Monthly 

Propagation: Stem cuttings

Interiorscape Use: Reception, employee personal plant

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: The dolphin shape can sometimes revert back to a flatter leaf.

Comments: A rare addition to the “String of” plant collection. Features tiny little dolphin shaped leaves. The plant grows similar to string of pearls and has the same care requirements. 

Toxicity: Ingestion of any part of plant may cause minor illness like vomiting or diarrhea. Contact with the plant's juice or sap may cause skin irritation or rash.