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These Succulents Look Like Jumping Dolphins

The leaves of these cute plants look just like marine critters.


A few weeks ago, we told you about the adorable "rabbit" succulents that were going viral, but now there's a challenger for the title of cutest plant. The latest succulent making headlines is Senecio peregrinus, a plant whose leaves look like tiny jumping dolphins!


According to It's A Succulent World, this unique succulent is actually a hybrid of a Candle Plant and a String-of-Pearls vine. The result is a plant that sprouts adorable leaves off its stems, and each leaf is shaped like a crescent moon with a "fin" protruding from it. You can see why people equate the leaves to jumping dolphins!



What's even better is that this plant maintains its animal-like appearance as it grows. Monilaria obconica, or rabbit succulents, looks most like bunny ears when its sprouting, losing its shape as it gets bigger. Senecio peregrinus, on the other hand, will continue to grow dolphin-shaped leaves, no matter how big it gets! Plus, this plant will also grow pretty white and pink flowers.



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Because dolphin succulents are a hybrid, they might be a bit tricky to find. However, if you can get your hands on some, they'd look amazing in an ocean-themed terrarium -- maybe decorated with sea shells!


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