Looking for a unique-looking succulent to add to your collection? Senecio peregrinus – you might want to memorize that name because this particular species of trailing succulents is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Also known as ‘string of dolphins’, this lovely houseplant has remarkable curvy blue-green leaves that look like jumping dolphins. As they grow, the dolphin-shaped leaves cascade beautifully to give your home beach vibes all year long.
If you want to discover new species of succulents then we suggest you put the Japanese Twitter community on your radar. Besides, that’s where we learned about the Monilaria obconica – a unique-looking succulent that look like kawaii little rabbit ears. We took our sweet time hanging around the said online community hoping to discover more, and it paid off. Twitter user @kao77neko shared a photo of an incredible succulent plant with leaves that resemble tiny leaping dolphins. We did some ‘comments reading’ and found out that the gorgeous succulent is called Senecio peregrinus.
Senecio Peregrinus Is A Succulent Known For Its Dolphin-Shaped Leaves
Bombarded with inquiries about the plant, the Japanese Twitter user snapped more photos of the Senecio peregrinus providing a closer look at the leaves. The Twitter user also wrote on the caption that the leaves really look like jumping dolphins from every angle. And the longer the vines grow, the more the leaves look like dolphins. These trailing succulents would look very lovely in hanging baskets and vertical gardens where the vines can gorgeously cascade.
Now, you don’t need to fly to Japan to get one of these beauties. You can easily get the Senecio peregrinus online and have it delivered to your doorsteps pre-planted in a pot. Take note that this houseplant thrives best in a proper lit room. And just like other succulents, it can easily die if overwatered. Water the soil until it is completely drenched and wait until it is dry thoroughly before watering again. It grows best in late spring where it blooms with cinnamon-scented white-pinkish flowers hanging in clusters.