Our Echeveria Topsy Turvy (runyonii) is definitely one of those showstopper succulents. It's a "Wait, what the heck is that?" kind of plant. Everything about it screams unique, and with good reason.
Do you enjoy a fun fact or 3?
Fun Fact #1: It is native to Mexico. But honestly, lots of succulents are native to Mexico, so that's not as fun as I thought it'd be. Let's move on...
Fun Fact #2: It won the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Basically, they took this plant to the UK to assess how well the plant did in their environment. Needless to say, it crushed the competition.
Fun Fact #3: This rosette has no stem. How many plants can say that? Not many.
Their color, blue-gray, stays the same year-round no matter how much sun or shade it gets, making it a 'chill' evergreen. It keeps it's cool not matter what and doesn't stress out. We could all learn a thing or two from this plant, right?
As chill as it is, do not expect it play nice in freezing temperatures. This is definitely one you'll want to bring indoors when the weather outside gets chilly.
The leaves are these weird, waxy, upside-down, spoon-shaped leaves that roll downwards. The tips point toward the center of the plant. Maybe that's why it successfully avoids being eaten by deer and attracts hummingbirds.
The blooms can happen at any time, but mostly they occur in the Spring and Summer. The bloom is quite dramatic, shooting up to 8 inches tall with orange and yellow flowers.
This plant easily produces offsets, and if left to their own devices, they would form a thick carpet of funky shaped rosettes. Great ground cover if your hardiness zone is between 9-12.
At full maturity, you can expect this rosette succulent to grow to about 8 inches wide and 8 inches tall. It loves morning sunlight, and mostly hates full sun in the afternoon.
Definitely a must-have for any succulent lover. Click here to get your own today.