Propagate string of dolphins

Propagate string of dolphins

 

The string of dolphins might be the cutest succulent plants in existence today. The scientific name for the plant is Senecio peregrinus. You’ll undoubtedly fall in love with this plant when you come across one, given the beauty of its dolphin-like leaves that leaps out of water.

If you’re growing the plant at home, it’s best to know different care and management tips to accord the plant. Among the most critical activities is propagation.

In this article, we’ll briefly look at how you can propagate a string of dolphins plant

The string of dolphins propagation

The best method to propagate a string of dolphins is by stem cutting in soil. Some people propagate in water, but we find it less effective because you’ll need to transfer into the soil after the roots have formed.

The string of dolphins propagation in soil

It’s easy to propagate your string of dolphins plant into the soil. Before you start propagation, make sure you have the following materials:

  • A clean, sharp knife
  • Mother plant
  • Paper towel
  • Rooting hormone
  • A container with moist soil

For the best results, ensure you have well-draining soil and that you follow the steps highlighted below:

  • Cut a 13 cm (5 inches) sturdy and healthy stem from the mother stem and remove all the bottom leaves.
  • Allow the piece to dry in a piece of paper towel for a few days to allow callus formation over the cut surface.
  • Dip the dry end into the rooting hormone after it has dried.
  • Dip the cut end into moist and well-drained soil
  • Put the container in a bright spot but prevent exposure to direct sunlight.
  • You can transfer to the direct sunlight slowly.
  • Avoid any infections to the roots and avoid watering immediately.
  • It would be best to water only when the soil feels dry on touching.

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