String of Dolphins “Flying Dolphins”- Plant
The String of Dolphins or Dolphin Plant is an adorable trailing succulent that interestingly resembles a pod of leaping dolphins. The fleshy leaves even have small, pointed parts that resemble a dolphin’s pectoral fins. The Dolphin Plant is not an easy plant to find. With its iconic dolphin-shaped foliage, the Dolphin Plant is a rare find that you and your friends will instantly fall in love with.
- The stems of the Dolphin Plant can grow up to 6 inches long.
- In fall, clusters of small star-like white to light pink flowers with a cinnamon-like smell may bloom.
- This ornamental vine is great for planting in hanging baskets or pots on shelves or window sills.
Light: Provide bright, indirect sunlight. String of Dolphins thrives in partial to filtered sunlight, but avoid harsh, direct sunlight that can scorch its leaves.
Potting Mix: Use a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix. Adding perlite or sand can improve drainage.
Watering: Allow the soil to dry out between watering. Water thoroughly, but be cautious not to overwater, as soggy soil can lead to root rot.
Fertilization: Feed the plant sparingly with a balanced, diluted succulent fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer), approximately once every 4-6 weeks.
Pruning: Trim leggy or overgrown stems to encourage bushier growth. You can also propagate cuttings to grow new plants.