Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'
echeveria 'Topsy Turvy'
'Topsy Turvy' is an evergreen succulent with stemless rosettes about 10cm across made up of waxy, silvery grey, spoon-shaped leaves which are rolled downwards along their length, and curled up so that the tips point toward the centre of the plant. The arching, 20cm flower stems carry pink and orange, star-shaped blooms in summer and autumn
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Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
|Summer||Orange Pink||Grey Silver|
|Autumn||Orange Pink||Grey Silver|
- Full sun
North–facing or East–facing or South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
Echeveria can be evergreen succulent perennials or subshrubs with rosettes of colourful, fleshy leaves and racemes or panicles of urn-shaped flowers
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How to grow
Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in full light. Provide low humidity. Water freely when in growth and keep just moist at other times. Apply a dilute low nitrogen fertilizer fortnightly during late spring and summer. Keep almost dry in the winter. Stand plants outside during the summer months
Separate offsets in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Patio and container plants
No pruning required
Generally disease free
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