Senecio peregrinus: How to Grow and Care for String of Dolphins, Dolphin Necklace

Senecio peregrinus String of Dolphins, Dolphin Necklace

Scientific name: Senecio peregrinus

Common name: String of Dolphins, Dolphin Necklace

The leaves are similar to dolphins and are a great addition to your collection. There are white blossoms that smell like cinnamon in the fall.

Quick Look at Senecio peregrinus

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 36″ (91 cm) long
  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by stem cuttings
  • Can be toxic to humans and animals
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for Senecio peregrinus “String of Dolphins”

As Senecio peregrinus grows, it can be spread out across the ground or down out of a hanging basket. It grows well indoors when it gets enough light. Each leaf is a window that absorbs light.


Senecio peregrinus “String of Dolphins” has typical watering needs. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 30 F (- 1.1 C), it’s best to plant the Succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well under grow lights, but also in bright indoor light.

How to Propagate Senecio peregrinus “String of Dolphins”

Senecio peregrinus can be grown from stem cuttings.


Use a sterile knife or pair of scissors to grow the “String of Dolphins”. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.

Additional information

There is a hybrid of Senecio rowleyanus and Senecio articulatus.


  1. Senecio peregrinus (String of Dolphins, Dolphin Necklace) – Wikipedia

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