String of Dolphins

Regular price $10.00
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String of Dolphins
String of Dolphins

String of Dolphins

Regular price $10.00
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Product Description

Cute as a “dolphin" is what you would call this unique trailing succulent. With dolphin shaped leaves and long hanging vines, this adorable plant is great option for your hanging planter.

Product Details
    • Light – Bright, indirect light is ideal
    • Water – Water once the soil is dry 
    • Difficulty – Beginners
    • Pet Friendly – Moderately toxic if ingested
Size Chart

Grow pot plant sizes: small [4” ], medium [6”], large [8”], extra-large [10”] – All these are diameter measurements

Corresponding pot measurements: small [5-6” pot], medium [7-8” pot], large [9-11” pot], extra large [11-13” pot]

Plant Care

BOTANICAL NAME:  Dendrophorbium peregrinum

COMMON NAME: String of Dolphins, dolphin plant, flying dolphins, the dolphin necklace.

ORIGIN: South America

GOOD FOR: Intermediate plant parents 

HEIGHT: Trails can grown up to 6 ft long  

LIGHT: Bright, indirect sun needed for healthy growth.  Will burn if placed in direct sun.

WINDOW PREFERENCE: South facing window is ideal, but it can adapt to grow lights.

WATER:  These plants are succulents, so over watering can become a major issue. Consider the soak and dry method of watering to minimize that risk.  Soak and dry method require soaking the plant until water runs out of the bottom of the pot and soil is fully moist. Do not water again until soil is fully dry.

HUMIDITY: Basic household humidity. 

TEMPERATURE: Prefers to be above 40 degrees. Keep away from drafts and heat vents.

SOIL / REPOTTING:  We recommend using a succulent or cactus potting mix when repotting or add perlite and sand to your normal potting mix. This trailing succulent prefers to be root bound and doesn’t need to be repotted regularly, but every three years would be adequate. With correct care, plant can grow for 20 years. 

PLANT FOOD: A light feed in the spring is all that should be needed. Over feeding may cause the leaves to lose their shape. We recommend using Joyful Dirt Succulent Plant Food. Stop feeding in fall and winter due to slower growth and dormancy.

PRUNING: Remove yellow/dying leaves and plant debris. Be sure to use clean shears to reduce the chance of spreading disease.


PESTS: Aphids, mealybugs, scale and spider mites can be issues for this plant.  


TOXICITY: This plant is toxic. Keep away from children and pets! 


ANGRY PLANT PROBLEMS: Root rot caused by too much water or too dark of an environment. Inspect roots below soil line and remove any that are black, brown or mushy. Reddened leaves are caused by too much sunlight. Leggy appearance - too dark of placement. Increase the amount of indirect light the plant receives.


Please Note

Orders can be scheduled for pickup at Nan's Rustic Kitchen and Market in Stow, MA during checkout. We are not able to ship live plants at this time.

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