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  Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'
  Family Name : Crassulaceae

  Common Names : Silver Spoons Echeveria, Mexican Hens and Chicks

Silver Spoons Echeveria,Mexican Hens and Chicks
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Succulent Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Plant Shape :
      Maximum Height :
      10 cm to 20 cm
      Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width :
      15 cm to 25 cm
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Forms a compact, rounded mound up to 20 cm wide.
      Foliage: The light blue to silvery, fleshy leaves store water which can help the plant survive drought. The leaf edges are folded or curved down along the midline, turning upwards in an upside down V-shape at the leaf tip.
      Flowers: Yellow and orange flowers are produced along an inflorescence up to 0.2 m tall.
      Cultivation :
      Echeveria tends to be difficult to grow in Singapore, because it is native to a warm, dry climate that has a significant temperature difference between day and night (about 10 degrees Celsius). Locally, it is best grown indoors in an air con environment with bright, indirect light. Avoid wetting the leaves which can lead to rot and promptly remove dead leaves which can attract pests. Watch out for mealy bugs and aphids which can be controlled with rubbing alcohol. 
      Etymology :
      The genus is named after the botanist who discovered it in the 19th century, Antansio Echeveria.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Alkaline (high pH) Soils, Low Humidity / Aircon, [Remarks]
      Landscape Uses :
      Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Rockery / Desert Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Water Preference :
      Little Water
      Diseases :
      Root rot
      Pest(s) :
      Sucking Insects
      Propagation Method :
      Leaf Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Blue, Silver / Grey
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Powdery / Waxy Bloom, Thick
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Blue, Silver / Grey
      Foliar Modification :
      Storage Organ
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Rosulate / Rosette
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Obovate)
      Foliar Margin :
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Foliar Base :
      Typical Foliar Area :
      Microphyll ( 2.25cm2 - 20.25 cm2 )
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Orange, Yellow / Golden
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Symmetry :
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Stellate / Star-shaped
      Inflorescence Size :
      0.2 m

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