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Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'
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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

Synonyms
Echeveria 'Topsy Turvy'
Ensete runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'
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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Grey Silver
Summer Orange Pink Grey Silver
Autumn Orange Pink Grey Silver
Winter Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

North–facing or East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Crassulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Echeveria can be evergreen succulent perennials or subshrubs with rosettes of colourful, fleshy leaves and racemes or panicles of urn-shaped flowers

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Separate offsets in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free

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