Dec 11, 2018
Dolphin Succulents?By Abby Kleckler

When something makes its way around to my friends’ social media, friends who have nothing to do with horticulture for a career, I take notice. Often it’s the Garden Answer videos that gain some traction, but this week it was dolphin succulents.

You read that right. My first thought was: is this the succulents’ response to the unicorn fad? But then my second thought was to do a little research on these plants that look like dolphins jumping out of water.

Have you seen these? Here’s a photo and a description of the cross from It’s a Succulent World. You can get 100 seeds from Amazon for $18.99 or seeds from various sellers on Etsy, all appearing to trace back to Japan.

Are any garden centers offering these? It’s unique, and possibly a short-lived fad, but when I saw Facebook posts with thousands of likes, consumer publications such as Martha Stewart talking about it and numerous blogs sharing photos, you never know if it could be the next big hit.

Let me know what you think.

This Week’s Webinar

Thursday, Dec. 13, Lawn & Garden Retailer’s sister publication is hosting a webinar on: “Outlook 2019: What’s on the Economic and Legislative Horizon for the Coming Year?”

AmericanHort’s Craig Regelbrugge and Texas A&M’s Charlie Hall will discuss the future of the green industry, especially with the shifting economy and changes in Congress.

The one-and-a-half-hour webinar is free and will take place on Dec. 13, from 2 until 3:30 p.m. EST.

Click here to register for this webinar, presented by “Big Grower.”



Abby Kleckler

Abby is the managing editor of Lawn & Garden Retailer. Contact her at [email protected]


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