Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy' (Mexican Hen and Chicks) is a fast-growing succulent that forms rosettes that grow up to 4 inches (10 cm)…
About Echeveria Runyonii
This succulent is native to Mexico and it is now one of the numerous Echeveria plant types cultivated around the world. Also known as ‘Topsy Turvy’, Silver Spoons Echeveria is considered one of the most popular and beautiful succulent plants.
Silver Spoon Echeverias look brilliant in small containers and dish gardens as well and combined with other succulent plants.
When in bloom, echeverias attract hummingbirds, filling your garden with color and life.
The American botanist Joseph Nelson Rose described Echeveria Runyonii in 1935 and named it in honor of Texas photographer and botanist Robert Runyon. Runyon had collected the type specimen from a Matamoros garden, Tamaulipas in Mexico, in 1922.
Echeveria runyonii was the winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society from the UK and the “Plant of the Month” in October 2010, designated by The Garden Path magazine.
This succulent is now sold in many retail nurseries and most succulent enthusiasts have at least one Echeveria Silver Spoons in their collection.
Echeveria runyonii is an evergreen species of flowering plants, that maintains its green leaves even in the harshest growing environments. Growers rarely have problems with this succulent, except when it is accidentally overwatered or when it has insufficient light. Luckily, these problems can easily be solved and avoided.
Silver Spoons Echeverias are not very attractive to deer and rabbits, so you don’t have to worry that your plants will get nibbled on.
Even if it is mostly trouble-free, you should always keep an eye out for aphids, mealybugs, and vine weevil, as they might attack your succulents every now and then.
Watch the video: Echeveria Topsy Turvy 101 - Basic Care Guide, Problems u0026 Propagation