-About Echeveria runyonii Rose ex Walther–
Echeveria runyonii Rose ex Walther belongs to the Crassulaceae family and is native to Mexico. The leaves of Echeveria runyonii Rose ex Walther are thin, spoon-shaped, and have a powdery, giving them a soft and velvety texture. The color of the leaves typically exhibits shades of green, under stress or in direct sunlight, the leaf margins may take on a reddish or pinkish tint. Echeveria runyonii Rose ex Walther can thrive and produce offsets or "chicks" around the base of the plant, allowing for propagation and the creation of new plants. This feature makes this succulent type an excellent addition to succulent gardens. Interestingly, there is a chance for Echeveria runyonii Rose ex Walther to exhibit succulent variegation, resulting in a stunning variety called variegated Echeveria runyonii Rose ex Walther. This beautiful cultivar showcases mesmerizing pink and blue striped variegation that is simply irresistible.
-How to care for Echeveria runyonii Rose ex Walther–
Sun/Location: Echeveria runyonii Rose ex Walther is easy to grow succulent, making it suitable for beginners. It thrives in bright sunlight and can tolerate full sun exposure, primarily due to its thick farina coating on its leaves. This adaptation helps protect the plant from excessive sunlight and allows it to withstand hot summer temperatures outside. It is important to note that Echeveria runyonii Rose ex Walther is not frost-tolerant, if you live in a region with cold winters, it is advisable to bring the plant indoors or provide proper frost protection. Click here to learn the 10 succulents that are easy to survive in summer outside.
Soil/Pot: Choose a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix. These potting soil mixes typically contain a combination of organic matter, like coconut coir, and inorganic materials, such as perlite or pumice. This soil type allows excess water to drain quickly, preventing root rot. Echeveria runyonii Rose ex Walther grows readily and rapidly forms clusters, the larger planter pot with drainage holes allows ample space for the succulent to expand and produce more offsets, enhancing its clustered growth pattern. Click here to learn how to help succulents grow buds.
Watering: Although Echeveria runyonii Rose ex Walther is relatively easy to maintain during the summer, watering is a crucial aspect of care, it is essential to follow a "soak and dry" watering method. During the summer months, when temperatures are at their highest, reducing the watering frequency is recommended. This helps prevent overwatering and allows the plant to adjust to the heat. After watering, remove any excess water that may have splashed onto the leaves. Water droplets left on the leaves can magnify sunlight, potentially leading to leaf burn or damage.
Propagation: Echeveria runyonii Rose ex Walther succulent can propagate through offsets or "pups". To encourage cluster growth, provide adequate sunlight, proper watering, and a well-draining soil mix. As the plant matures, new offsets will emerge around the base. These can be gently separated and replanted to create new clusters.
Pest control: Echeveria runyonii Rose ex Walther leaves can be susceptible to mealybug infestations. Mealybugs often hide in the leaf crevices or undersides. If you spot mealybugs, isolate the succulent from other plants to prevent them from spreading, gently wipe them off with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol or use a soft brush to dislodge them from the plant.
Primary color: green; grey
Secondary color: pink
Bloom color: red
Cold hardiness: zone 9a-11b (from 20F to 50F)
Product format: 4" pot
Suitability: balcony, Window, Garden
Special characteristic: easy to propagate, pet safe