String of Dolphins

Regular price R 215.00
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Scientific Name: Senecio peregrinus
Synonyms: Dolphin Necklace, String of Dolphins

  • Cute foliage with high fascination value (Dolphins!)
  • Cascading Foliage crating a curtain of green
  • Versatile: It can live indoors or¬†outside
  • Waterwise
  • Plant level: Easy¬†

If you are looking for a fun, easy care plant that causes you to smile with delight, then consider the String of Dolphins.

String of Dolphins houseplant is a hybrid between Senecio rowleyanus and Senecio articulatus, the result of this union rendering a kinetic celebration of breaching dolphin leaves on long cascading branches. Fancy that!

You can grow this beauty indoors or outdoors, just make sure to get the light and water balance right. As with its parent, the String of Pearls, err on the side of underwatering, and make sure it has good drainage. Over time, you'll be rewarded with a curtain of Dolphins, as the branch like foliage trails over the pot-edge and on.

You've got a few options for displaying this marvel. Let it trail off a shelf, in a brightly lit area. Consider placing it in a hanger, or if you have the space, let stand proudly at the center of a table, where it's foliage will radiate outwards. 

Please Note: This plant may be toxic. Keep away from animals and young children.

Follow these instructions to keep your String of Dolphins healthy and happy.

Water: As this plant is a succulent, it stores water in its 'leaves'. Let the top layer of soil dry out between watering but not too much. Reduce watering schedule in winter.
Light: Loves bright indirect light best, but can handle a little bit of soft, direct sun
Humidity: Does not like too much humidity. Normal household humidity is good for this plant. Keep it out of the bathroom if there is a shower in the room.
Fertilize: Feed with diluted good balanced organic fertilizer every 2 weeks during the growing season (Spring to Summer) and cut back to monthly in Winter.

We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town (Local) Same Day - orders before 11am
R75 fee, order before 11am, delivery in afternoon *see qualifying suburbs below

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).


SAME DAY DELIVERY: CAPE TOWN - LOCAL (orders before 11am)

> Orders before 11h00 are delivered same day
> Orders after 11h00 are delivered the next day

Available for Suburbs: Bakoven, Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Green Point, Three Anchor Bay, Mouille Point, V+A, Foreshore, CBD, Bo Kaap, Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Gardens, Vredehoek, Zonnebloem, Woodstock, Salt River, Pinelands, Paarden Eiland.


LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
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Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters: 

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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