There are two types of people in the world – those who have a green thumb and those who, well, don’t. Seriously though, it’s not always easy to have a picture-perfect garden or even to keep houseplants alive and thriving.
We’re not blaming the plants. It’s the remembering to water them and making sure we pay attention to things like how much sun they need before we plant them – those are the things that are really to blame.
If you’re not one who has a green thumb, you may have already jumped on the succulent bandwagon. Succulents are pretty hardy, grow fairly quickly, and seem to require a lot less attention than many other plants.
While there are many different types of succulents on the market, we’ve recently discovered one that’s our new obsession, and we’re pretty sure it’ll be yours too.
Dolphin succulents. Yes, for real. There really is a plant that looks just like tiny, jumping dolphins, and we want it in every room of our house.
— たまご (@kao77neko) March 24, 2017
This adorable plant is a hybrid of the hot dog cactus and the string of pearls succulent.
Since we already mentioned how important it is to know about proper light and such before buying a plant, here’s what you need to know about the Dolphin Succulent.
This succulent makes a great houseplant since it prefers cool air and will thrive more in the air conditioning in the sweltering summer months. The ideal temperature while the plant is growing is 72 degrees Fahrenheit. In the winter, the plant can tolerate temperatures as low as 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
While succulent terrariums are popular, this plant is best left in the open air.
Plants need to be watered about once a week during the growing season, and only about once a month when the plant is dormant. The soil needs to be completely dry before you water it again.
These plants also like bright, indirect light. Near a sunny window would work well.
That’s it. That’s all it takes to make your dolphin succulents thrive.
If you’re as obsessed with this new hybrid succulent variety as we are, you can easily order the seeds to plant your own at Amazon.
If you need a little more convincing, did we forget to mention that they also have tiny pink and white flowers? Come on, it really doesn’t get better than tiny jumping dolphins and tiny pink and white flowers!
Are you going to plant dolphin succulents? What’s your favorite house plant?