Dolphin Succulent Plant Propagation & Care Guide
I’m deeply in love with the Dolphin Succulent plants, also called String of Dolphins Plant and there are varieties of succulent types that are coming to light day by day. They tender my heart whenever I see them.
By reading this article, I am sure you will gain enough knowledge about the string of dolphins care, cultivation methods, procedures, basic requirements, and some useful resources.
Do you love the Dolphins? Dolphin succulent looks like a dolphin diving out of the water and its green leaf looks like cute little dolphins flying in the air. They are so cute and seeing them leaping out of water is a beautiful experience many of us want to enjoy.
The dolphin succulent plant is also called ‘Senecio Peregrinus’. It is hybrid species of ‘Senecio Rowleyanus’ (a string of pearls) and ‘Senecio articulatus’ (the hot dog cactus).
How to Propagate Dolphin Succulent?
Dolphin Succulent plant or propagating string of dolphin can be done from cuttings of the stem.
In order to prepare stem cuttings use a sharp blade or a pair of scissors.
Firstly, cut the stem, then remove it from the main plant and grant it to callous for a couple of days before setting on well-draining soil. After plantation, it is equally important to give the optimum amount of water to plant for the appropriate growth of the dolphin succulents.
You can only propagate dolphin succulent from cutting the stem, not the leaves.
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How to Plant Dolphin Succulent Seeds?
Dolphin succulent can be cultivated from the seed also, and they are easy to nurture.
Firstly, you must soak them into the water before planting a seed into the soil. To germinate them, use only cold water.
Once it’s done; the dolphin seeds are ready to plant into the soil.
You can use a different variety of containers; personally, I use designer containers that look so beautiful with succulents. It will certainly set a beautiful look to your bedroom, gallery, and living hall. I’m sure your garden will enrich with dolphin succulents.
The market is full of scammers. Therefore, you may end up with fake seeds that will not grow as you expect. I grow all of them into my garden by using the stem cultivation method.
Secondly, cover the container with plastic and drill some holes on it. Fogging plant seeds frequently is a wonderful idea to keep the soil slightly wet.
After a few days, you will notice that the plant seed will start sprouting.
Once they get established; it’s time to move them out of the plastic-covered container and shift them into a designer container or plant them directly in the garden.
Even you plant dolphin succulent seeds with suitable proper care, some seeds won’t sprout.
Hence, before trying the seed cultivation method, do some extra research and check the reviews of succulent seed distributors.
How to Care Dolphin Succulents Plant?
Taking care of Dolphin Succulent Plant is relatively stress-free. Follow subsequent easy steps and you are done:
- Light Requirement
Dolphin succulents or string of dolphin succulents are not heat-loving plants, so they can easily get sunburned if you place them in extremely hot temperatures.
Hence it will be good for the Dolphin plant not to place in direct sunlight. If you want to keep them outside with your other plants, make sure Dolphin succulents will get indirect sunlight.
You can place them in your home too but place them south-facing window so plants get at least morning sunlight.
Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade.
- Temperature Requirement
Firstly, a cool atmosphere is perfect for the Dolphin succulents/string of dolphin plants; besides, a minimum temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter season is ideal for appropriate growth.
Secondly, the summer is the most suitable season for the growth of dolphin succulents, where 72 degrees’ Fahrenheit temperature is enough in order to nurture these plants.
Though, they are soft in the structure; scorching summer may tamper with the growth of plants or they may not survive in such severe conditions.
To conclude, maintaining 40 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit temperature complements applicable growth and life to the dolphin plants.
- Soil and Pot
A well-draining soil is one of the most suitable soil conditions for the Dolphin Succulent plant which we mostly use for Cactus.
Moreover, over-watering may damage plant roots resulting in poor growth of the plant. By choosing dry soil will definitely enhance dolphin succulent’s life.
Another vital factor is pot selection, where the plant finds home to them. The pot or container with holes will facilitate an easier way to drain the unnecessary water.
Nowadays, a designer container comes with such holes, which aid both looks and practical water draining functionality.
It is really simple to water Dolphin Succulents/String of dolphin succulent plant.
The most ideal approach to do this is by giving them a decent splash of water until it runs out the pot’s drainage holes. Make sure the soil will dry totally in the middle of watering.
Do this one time a week during the summer seasons and once every month during winter.
You can alter the watering timetable to address every individual plant’s issues dependent on your particular region’s conditions.
To conclude, Dolphin succulents are one of the most attractive species of home decor plants. It’s very easy to cultivate, moderately expensive to maintain which ultimately pays off when it’s fully grown. These plants are also considered an integral part of garden designs by major decor organizations. These succulents🌱 have a special place in my heart as well as my garden. I do recommend at least planting one node to compliment your personal space.
Frequently asked questions on the string of dolphin plants:
Que: Why is my dolphin succulent dying?
Ans: All plants are very sensitive to overwatering and also underwatering. Similarly, if your dolphin plant is dying then first check your watering habits. If you are watering dolphin plants frequently then this may be cause of your dolphin is dying. Because when we overwater our plants then their roots started rotting, hence rotted roots unable to send important nutrients to the plants. So if you are dolphin succulent is dying then stop overwatering to it.
Que: Is the Dolphin plant poisonous?
Ans: Yes. Dolphin succulent plants are poisonous to pets. So keep your pets away from them.
Que: How do you repot a dolphin plant?
Ans: To repot dolphin plant, first don’t water your dolphin plant until its’s soil become dry. Once the soil is dry then remove your plant from the old pot and remove soil around roots. Then take a new pot but make sure it has a proper drainage hole. Then put some soil in the bottom of the pot and put the dolphin plant in it properly and place the plant neatly by adding more soil up to its trunk. After that follow its care method suggested in the above article.
Que: Should I pull dead leaves off succulents?
Ans: Yes. Actually, it’s a good habit for plant gwoth.