Echeveria runyonii | Gardening On

Have you ever seen Echeveria runyonii? Was it curved, smooth, elongated leaves? No, we have not made a mistake, it is that it has so many varieties that it is difficult to tell you about all of them.

It is a succulent native to Mexico. Want to know more about her? What is he like, what is his story? And how to take care of it? Well, keep reading because in this file you will find it.

How is the Echeveria runyonii

care for E. runyonii

As we have told you before, Echeveria runyonii is native to Mexico. In addition, it has a peculiar history. The first time it was discovered was in 1935, by a scientist and botanist, E. Walter.

Another of the names by which this succulent is known is Echeveria runyonii San Carlosbecause this is the area of ​​Puebla, in Mexico (a mountainous area) where it usually lives in its natural habitat.

Physically, it is a rosette echeveria. It has quite thick leaves (because that’s where the water accumulates) and a bluish-gray color. Now, if you put it in the sun it is one of the succulents that become whiter. It has a lot of bloom and can easily reach 10 centimeters in height.. However, where you will see the most growth will be in width, since the rosettes are usually 12 centimeters in diameter.

Regarding flowering, the flowers are orange and pink, which come out of a long stem. These flowers are not very large and can reach 2cm.

As for its growth, always you will notice the difference in summer, which is when the plant becomes active.

Now, everything that we have told you about the physical characteristics of Echeveria runyonii may not be of any use to you and there are many varieties. However, if we focus on the “originals”, in this case, at the time, there were two: the original Echeveria runyonii and the Echeveria runyonii macabeana. But in reality there are more versions, like the Topsy turvy, with more rolled leaves, the Texas Rose, ‘Dr Butterfield’…

We cannot really list all of them because we have not been able to find them, but it is also known that many times they change their names to market them in different countries and that can make the same receive several names.

Echeveria runyonii care

the juiciness of the runyoni

If you want to get an Echeveria runyonii and take care of it as it should be, Here you will find a small guide where you have all the needs of the plant covered. In general you will not have any problem with it, because succulents are not plants that require keeping an eye on them. And with this much less.

Now, what do you have to take care of? We tell you.

lighting and temperature

We start with the location of the Echeveria runyonii. Like all succulents, they love the sun. But we do not recommend that you put it in direct sun in summer, especially in the hottest hours. Because that will only end up causing burns on its leaves. It is best that you provide it with 4-6 hours of daily direct light, preferably in the morning (before 12 noon).

Afterwards, you can stay with light outside, but without it hitting you directly.

Regarding the temperatures, It is a plant that will withstand the heat very well (although from 35ºC, if it is the first year, we recommend that you be a little more aware of it).

The ideal temperature for this plant is between 18 and 26ºC. But you shouldn’t worry about the cold either, because, As long as it doesn’t drop below 8ºC, you won’t have a problem. (if it goes down you just have to protect it).


Succulents have the advantage of adapting to whatever soil you give them. And in the case of Echeveria runyonii you won’t have a problem with it. It is a plant that, if you give it a mixture of universal substrate with perlite, it will be perfect.

In fact, some experts recommend incorporating some mineral components to prevent fungus (since it is prone to them).


succulent plant

Do you remember that echeverias do not require much watering? Well, you know that it is much less. To start, you will have to wait for the substrate to be completely dry to be able to water.

In winter it is possible that, with the humidity in the environment, it is more than enough, and you do not have to water. While in spring and in summer the risks are increased a little, but basically you will water it once every 8-10 days.

Now, as we always tell you, everything will depend on where you livewhere you have it, what sun it gives it, temperature… So we recommend that you adjust the irrigation according to the needs of the plant.


In general, succulents do not need you to fertilize. It’s not something you have to do, but, if you see it a little down, you can always put a slow-release fertilizer in early summer. Although, as we tell you, it is not necessary (yes, give it half the dose that the manufacturer puts because if you overfertilize it, this will affect its growth).


The pruning of the Echeveria runyonii is based above all on removing the branches of the already withered flowers, the withered or dead leaves, etc. All this will keep the pot healthy and avoid problems related to fungi or pests.

Plagues and diseases

Pests are one of the usual problems with Echeveria runyonii. Specifically, you will have to watch out for mealybugs (especially on dry leaves and in bloom), as well as aphids. If it affects the flowers, the most effective thing is to cut the stem (so it won’t affect the plant itself).

With regard to diseases, the worst will be due to excess humidity. This can cause the roots to rot, or even worse, fungus attacks.


In the case of reproduction, It is one of the easiest that exists, being able to reproduce it both by leaves and by suckers.

Of both methods, the most used is that of the leaves, which, as you know, is very easy to obtain.

As you see, Echeveria runyonii is very easy to have and it will not cost you time or money in products for the plant. So, do you dare to have one?

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