Sun: full sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9a from 20° F to 25° F (-6.7 ° C to -3.9° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Flower: in the Fall
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, pests
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Basc Care for Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means spring, fall, and winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’"
Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ needs full sun to partial shade in order to thrive. While this variety needs plenty of bright light, it is important not to place it in direct sunlight for extended periods of time as this can cause damage or scorching to the leaves and stems. A shadier spot with indirect light could be just what Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ needs.
In order to ensure that Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ survives the winter, insulation and drainage are essential. A layer of mulch or gravel around the plant can help keep the roots warm during cold temperatures. Furthermore, avoiding exposure to wind and sun can reduce the risk of frost damage and promote longevity for your succulent.
Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
One way to propagate Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ is by offsets. Taking an offset from the mother plant and potting it into soil will give you a brand new succulent with minimal effort.
Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ is generally thought to be non-toxic for humans and animals. However, it is important to note that certain parts of the plant may contain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation if ingested or touched. For this reason, the plant should always be kept away from children and pets.
Pests and Diseases
Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as bugs and snails.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Bugs: quarantine, systemic insecticidal/soapy water.
- Snails: clean infected plants, soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.