How to care for Senecio peregrinus ‘Dolphin Necklace’
Parentage: Senecio perregrinus is a unique new hybrid of Senecio rowleyanus and Senecio articulatus.
Senecio peregrinus ‘Dolphin Necklace’ is an adorable hybrid of S. rowleyanus ‘String of Pearls’ and S. articulatus.
“Kawaii” means cute in Japanese and few succulents are more kawaii than Dolphin Necklace. Each arched leaf grows two small points which make this plant look uncannily like a pod of frolicking dolphins. It’s newly in fashion and created a stampede in Japan after a kao Twitter account posted a Dolphin Necklace plant, and it got 10.5k retweets. Make room in your collection because the darling Dolphin Necklace checks all the boxes on the list of kawaii!
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LIGHT: Bright, indirect light, early morning sun, or semi to half shade. Plants may become sunburnt from too much sun.
WATER: Allow soil to dry out between watering to avoid root rot.
SOIL: Use a well-draining soil mix.
PLANTING: This is the perfect plant for hanging baskets where the dolphin leaves can cascade downward. Under good conditions, Dolphin Necklace can grow over 50 cm in the first year. Requires a pot with drainage.
FERTILISER: Use a top dressing of general fertiliser once or twice a year to enhance new growth and the plant’s overall health. Over fertilising causes malformed growth, losing that iconic leaping dolphin look.
BLOOMING: Blooms from May to June. The flowers are dainty and white, and form tightly compacted puffballs. Each bloom has a halo of deep red to golden yellow filaments.
DORMANCY: Senecio are dormant during winter months. They are not frost tolerant.
PROPAGATION: Senecio propagates via clippings. Allow the cut end to callous over and insert into dirt.
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