Senecio peregrinus - String of Dolphins
Known as String of Dolphins or as Dolphin Plant is a fascinating plant with leaves that looks like dolphins jumping from the ocean. Although more succulent the plant has the same string-like habit as Senecio radicans and S. rowleyanus.
Well suited to hanging baskets from which it droops down gracefully from a hanging basket.
Plant Size: Well established plants in 12 cm pots are offered.
Senecio (in the broad sense) is a very large genus in the daisy family (Asteraceae). Composite flowers with ray florets is normally what distinguishes species belonging to the family. However, some like Kleinia lack the ray florets.
The family has many succulent members, formerly mainly included in Senecio and Othonna, but has been separated in several genera.
The succulent members are well represented in Southern Africa with several genera and species from the Western Cape throughout South Africa and neighboring countries.