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There’s A Succulent Plant That Looks Like It Has Tiny Dolphins On It

Succulents are extremely popular and for good reason. They add so much life and color to a living space. Plus, they are easy to care for, and seeing plants thrive is so energizing and moralizing. Nowadays, succulents are being used for more than just home decor, like these glass table gardens. They are now used in wedding bouquets, wreaths, wall art, even jewelry. And it’s clear why. Succulents come in many different shapes, colors, and textures. Some are shaped like roses but these unique succulents are shaped like tiny dolphins. 

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A Stunning Succulent That Looks Like Jumping Dolphins

Japanese Twitter user @kao77neko brought widespread attention to these dolphin succulents. They posted a picture of the plant, and it went viral with over nine thousand retweets. The comments are filled with people asking how to get these adorable plants. The leaves really do look like dolphins jumping out of waves. It creates a stunning cascading effect, which would look awesome in hanging baskets, vertical gardens, and even in a bridal bouquet. 

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Photo Credits: @kao77neko

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The dolphin succulents are officially called the Senecio peregrinus and you can get them online. Remember to keep them in a sunny room and in a pot that drains well. Like most succulents, Senecio peregrinus can easily die if it’s overwatered. So water the soil until all of it is wet, then wait until it is completely dry before watering again. This variety is drought tolerant, but it does generally need slightly more water than other kinds of succulents. Water them even less during the winter when the plant is dormant.

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Additionally, these succulents cannot survive much frost, so if you keep them outside, bring them indoors in a sunny area. To enjoy a beautiful dolphin cascade, prune these succulents’ stems and replant cuttings into the same pot. Ensure all parts of the plant receives enough sunlight. [1]

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The Health Benefits of House Plants

These dolphin succulents are cute but they could do more than just look pretty. Studies have found that house plants could help people feel more relaxed. In fact, gardening — even indoor gardening — could reduce physiological and psychological stress. That good feeling people get from keeping plants in their homes or offices isn’t in their heads. Plants are actually able to cheer them up. 

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Not only could taking care of house plants reduce stress, but it could be therapeutic for people with mental illnesses. It’s actually called horticultural therapy, and it’s meant to increase feelings of wellness for people with anxiety, depression, dementia, and similar issues. 

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Additionally, some small studies found that keeping plants could help improve one’s productivity. More research is needed on this topic, but perhaps plants’ stress-reducing effects are at play here. After all, if someone has less anxiety and more wellness, it’s only natural that they will work better, but more importantly, feel better. [2]

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Because greenery is likely to put you in a good mood, choose plants that already put a smile on your face. This could be these dolphin succulents or any other kind of stunning succulents, cacti, flowers, aloe vera, ivy, or even herbs you could also cook with. There are so many varieties, colors, and sizes, so there are definitely house plants out there perfect for you and your home. But if you have no idea where to start, get these dolphin succulents. They are easy to care for and they are already beautiful, unique, and beachy. 

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Photo Credits: @kao77neko

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Sources

  1. “Senecio peregrinus: String of Dolphins, Dolphin Necklace.” Succulents and Sunshine
  2. “A Hobby for All Seasons: 7 Science-Backed Benefits of Indoor Plants.” Healthline. Deborah Weatherspoon, Ph.D., R.N., CRNA. September 18, 2020
Sarah Biren
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Sarah is a baker, cook, author, and blogger living in Toronto. She believes that food is the best method of healing and a classic way of bringing people together. In her spare time, Sarah does yoga, reads cookbooks, writes stories, and finds ways to make any type of food in her blender.
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