Echeveria runyonii "Topsy Turvy"
(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Echeveria Runyonii goes by the common name 'Topsy Turvy' or ‘Hens and Chicks’. This succulent is spoon or round-shaped. Its native place is Mexico and its biological family is Crassulaceae. Its dormancy period is the winter season. It can grow up to any height between 10cm to 20cm.
Echeveria Runyonii is a fast-growing succulent, and it forms rosettes of pale blue-green and silver-grey leaves that often have pink tips.
The plant mostly grows yellow-colored flowers, and sometimes bright orange too. These can be seen blooming in the late summer and the spring season.
Watering and Feeding
Water regularly in spring and summer, but reduce frequency during the winters. Use a diluted succulent fertilizer to feed the plant during the summer season.
For the Topsy Turvy plant, a gritty and quick-draining soil mix is ideal. Do not forget to use a container with drainage holes when planting.
Topsy Turvy grows best in the spring and late summer seasons. The frost tolerance temperatures range from -3.9° C (25° F) to 10° C (50° F). For the hardiness zone, it is 9b to 11b.
The succulent loves the full sun and bright light. Topsy Turvy can also survive in partial shade. Keep it away from direct sunlight during the hottest days of summer.
The plant will produce small offsets around the base of the plant. Pull these up, allow them a few days to dry, and then replant them.
If you are looking to enhance the growth of Topsy Turvy, you can go the extra mile by removing all rotten and dead leaves from the bottom of the plant from time to time.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late spring/early summer|
|Common Name||Silver spoons|
|Frost Tolerance||−3.9 °c|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Scientific Name||Echeveria runyonii " Topsy Turvy "|
|Sun Exposure||Partial shade|