Dolphin Succulent Care

The dolphin succulent (known as the Senecio Peregrinus) is actually a hybrid between Senecio Rowleyanus (string of pearls succulents) and Senecio Articulatus (the hot dog cactus). Its nickname was inspired by the fact that its cute little leaves look like dolphins leaping out from the water. You can expect to grow pretty white and pink flowers.

Here are some tips and tricks to best care for yours! 


Light: Dolphin Plants need sunlight, but thanks to their leaf windows they can tolerate slightly less light than some non-green succulent varieties. To strike the right balance, try placing it outdoors in the shade or indoors near a sunny window.

Water: Succulents are adapted to dry climates and can tolerate periods of drought. Dolphin Plant, however, thrives with a bit more frequent watering than most succulents. Be sure to drench it enough for water to run out the pot’s drainage hole (no misting). Allow the soil to dry before watering again.

Temperature: String of Dolphins is a "soft succulent", meaning that it is not frost hardy. It thrives between 50F and 80F, so know your Grow Zone and watch your daily minimum and maximum temperatures. Bring this dolphin indoors when the weather is anything but mild.