Plant - String of Dolphins

String of Dolphins

Bright Light Easy Care Trailing

£22.00

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Plant Care

Botanical name - senecio peregrinus 

Origin - tropical rainforests of South America

Bright indirect Light

I like to be in a bright sunny spot getting at least 6 hours of morning or afternoon sun. Please try and keep me consistently warm so avoid places with cold drafts or near radiators in winter. 

 

Infrequent watering

Give them a good soak of water until it runs out the bottom of the pot. Then allow the soil to completely dry out before watering again. They like a bit more water than their relative the string of pearls.

Picking me up can be a good indication of how much moisture is left in my soil. In winter reduce my watering down to an absolute minimum. 

 

Care Tips

You can prune me easily by cutting off my spindly tendrils just like you would your own hair. These if long enough can be planted directly in soil, best time to do this is spring, and I will root creating a mini clone of myself.  

If you see deflated or dried leaves and the soil is completely dry this is a sign of under-watering. If the leaves are yellow and squishy it’s a good sign you maybe overwatering.

Watch out for pests. These plants can be prone to mealy bugs (white fluffy ones) or spider mites. You can manually remove mealy bugs or use an insecticide spray.