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Q.Dolphin Plant

Zone 25444 | Melham0206 added on May 10, 2020 | Answered

My dolphin plant plant is mature (6 yrs old). I have seen it bloom once. I water it weekly and feed it often with miracle grow. It is in an eastern facing window with many of my other blooming plants. I would live to have it bloom often.. Do have any suggestions?

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Answered on May 11, 2020

I have found that adding more light seems to induce blooms more than anything. Do you have a west or south facing window? Dolphin plants need indirect bright light, so don't place it where it gets direct sun. You also could add a T-5 fluorescent or LED Grow Light if no brighter windows are available.

Also, let the soil dry out between waterings. They only need fertilizer once or twice a year, so you may be overfertilizing.


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