|String of Dolphins|
Plants can be interesting in any number of ways--- color, flowering, variegation, size or shape.
Common names and novelty help attract casual lookers. We have String of Peas (Senecio rowleyanus), String of Beads (Senecio herrianus), String of Bananas (Senecio herrianus).
Now we’ve found the most clever of them all ---String of Dolphins. By looking at the leaves up close and at the right angle, there is no doubt that this is a Dolphin. The diving Dolphin has one or two fins on its arching body.
I don’t understand how this novel plant (Senecio pregrinus) has not been around. It’s not in commercial production and is still only found from eBay collectors at high prices.
I paid those high prices and am attempting to build stock. So far, it is easy enough. Those indoor gardeners lucky enough to find one will have no trouble growing Dolphins at the windowsill.
Will this be the next internet wonder to sweep through the expanding houseplant craze?
|Diving Dolphin's body|