Echeveria runyonii: How to Grow and Care for Topsy Turvy

Echeveria runyonii Topsy Turvy

Scientific name: Echeveria runyonii

Common name: Topsy Turvy

There are grey-green leaves that grow outward and then go back towards the stemless rosette. It grows quickly and is easy to spread. There are orange and yellow flowers in the fall.

Quick Look at Echeveria runyonii

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Sensitive to over-watering
  • Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) wide
  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by offsets
  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
  • Winter Dormant

General Care for Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’

This Echeveria works well in ground cover, rock gardens, and even on green roofs. It is deer resistant.


psy Turvy is sensitive to water. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 20 F, it’s best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.

You can plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.

How to Propagate Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’

Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ is very easy to propagation from offsets.


There will be small offsets around the base of the plant. Pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for a day or two.


  1. Echeveria runyonii (Topsy Turvy) – Wikipedia

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