What is it about succulents that makes them so addictive? Every time we go to Home Goods or Whole Foods, we wind up buying a new succulent, without having anywhere to put it. Our windowsills are lined with them, the coffee table has at least three, so does the dining room table, and don't get us started on our dressers. Succulents are one of the cutest home trends out there.
Did you know that besides coming in different shaped pots, there are actually different types of succulents? One of the most popular succulents is the sedum adolpii, but there are over 18 kinds of succulents. Get ready to meet your newest obsession–the dolphin succulent!
Wide Open Eats was first to realize just how big of a hit the dolphin succulent would be. They did some research on cross-pollinated succulent types and found a tweet from March 2017 from Twitter user @kao77neko. After you see this little succulent, it is probably going to become your newest obsession.
The dolphin succulent (known as the Senecio Peregrinus) is actually a cross-pollination between Senecio Rowleyanus (AKA string of pearls succulents) and Senecio Articulatus (the hot dog cactus). It gets the dolphin nickname because the plants look like dolphins emerging from the water. If you plan to get these for yourself, and not the fake kind, you should know that they are tolerant of dryness, but do need to be kept moist enough that the leaves don't begin to pucker. You only need to water dolphin succulents about once a week during their growing season, but only once a month during their dormant time (the winter). During the growing season, they also need to be in bright but indirect sunlight.
If you now want to redecorate your entire apartment with these cute little succulents near every window, you are in luck. You can find dolphin succulents on Amazon and Etsy. This Etsy seller has 100 seeds available for under $5. What a steal!