Echeveria Runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’

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Basic Info

Echeveria Runyonii is also known as ‘Topsy Turvy’. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 15 cm (6″) tall and about 20 cm (8″) in diameter. The plants main feature are the green fleshy curled leaves. This plant is ideal for growers who want to have something around the home that is easy to grow.

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedinae
Genus: Echeveria

Care and Propagation Information


Echeveria Runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care off. This succulent type needs less watering than other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Echeveria Runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this Echeveria Runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Echeveria Runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’

Topsy Turvy is one of those easy to love succulent. The Echeveria looks beautiful from every angle, making it ideal for most succulent gardens.

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Quick Facts:

  • Prefers full sun
  • Can be grown outdoor
  • Grows 15 cm (or 6″) tall
  • Grows up to 20 cm (or 8″) wide
  • Can die easily if overwatered see: How to Water Succulent Plants
  • Does not handle cold well
  • Prefers zone 9a -6.7 °C (or 20 °F)
  • Best propagated by offsets
  • Generally not known to be toxic to people or animals
  • Best known to be Winter dormant

Where to Plant

Echeveria Runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ succulents need strong light. When planting this Topsy Turvy type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 9a which is around -6.7 °C (or 20°F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Echeveria Runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

How to Propagate Echeveria Runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’

Echeveria Runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ can be propagated by offsets or seeds. Propagating by seeds would be difficult since this succulent is a difficult type to grow. This fast-growing succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.


Echeveria Runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ propagates from the offsets. To be able to propagate from the mother plant, you should wait several years for the main plant to produce an offset. To start this process, use a sharp knife and remove an offset from the main plant. When you remove the offset, clean the extra soil from it. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.


This succulent type is a fast grower so even if it can be propagated by its seeds, this method is recommended. To propagate from the seeds, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture. This method can be used outdoors. In cooler areas, indoor propagating is recommended.

Origin and Habitat

Echeveria Runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ is known to be a cultivar of the Echeveria Runyonii.

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