topsy turvy

‘Topsy Turvy’ (Echeveria runyonii) (Kimnach): Gray-blue rosettes with curly, curvy leaves. This unique variety is a stable genetic sport of the species and has wonderfully distorted leaves. It produces lots of new rosettes at its base and does not grow a tall, bare stem like some Echeveria cultivars. It will develop into a nice clump and send up tall bloom stalks with orange to pink flowers each summer.

Echeveria need bright sunlight to maintain their colors and compact rosette form. They will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light.

Like most succulents, they need great drainage and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.

Also known as “Mexican Hens & Chicks”, Echeveria can produce new offsets or “chicks” around the base of the mother plant. These chicks can be left to form a tidy cluster or removed and transplanted. Additionally, Echeveria can be propagated from stem cuttings or mature leaves.

COLOR – PRIMARY
Grey / Silver
COLOR – SECONDARYBlue / Blue-green
BLOOM COLOR
Orange Bloom
COLD HARDINESS
Zone 9 (20F)
RECOMMENDED LIGHT CONDITIONS
Bright Indoor Light, Filtered / Partial Sun
MAXIMUM HEIGHT
3″-5″
MAXIMUM ROSETTE SIZE7″-8″
GROWTH HABIT / SHAPERosette
SEASONALITYBlooms in Summer
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTIC
Lots of Offsets, Easy to Propagate, Pet Safe

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