Plant Care Echeveria Runyonii

Echeveria Runyonii

4.5 out of 5 (42 experiences)

Echeveria Runyonii has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Echeveria Runyonii has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Echeveria Runyonii

There are hundreds of plants belonging to the Echeveria genus, each with its own unique colors and patterns.The wild species are native to Central America and were named after the botanical illustrator Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy. They're super easy to grow as long as they get lots of sunlight. ☀️ They can be easily propagated by stem or leaf, making it easy to catch 'em all!

Taxonomy

Echeveria runyonii
Echeveria
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Echeveria Runyonii

💦 Water

How often to water your Echeveria Runyonii

Water needs for Echeveria Runyonii
0.5 cups
every 12

Echeveria Runyonii needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Echeveria Runyonii

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Echeveria Runyonii in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Echeveria Runyonii: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Echeveria Runyonii love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Echeveria Runyonii does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Echeveria Runyonii in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Echeveria Runyonii

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Echeveria Runyonii: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Echeveria Runyonii after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Echeveria Runyonii is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Echeveria Runyonii →

Common Echeveria Runyonii Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Echeveria Runyonii thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Echeveria Runyonii Water Frequency →

Echeveria Runyonii Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Echeveria Runyonii requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Echeveria Runyonii Light Requirements →

Echeveria Runyonii Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Echeveria Runyonii is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


💨 Humidity

Echeveria Runyonii enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Echeveria Runyonii Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Echeveria Runyonii is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Echeveria Runyonii →

When and How to Successfully Repot Echeveria Runyonii →


💩 Fertilizer

Echeveria Runyonii grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Echeveria Runyonii →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Echeveria Runyonii to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Echeveria Runyonii is native to Central and northern South America.


🌸 Flowers

Echeveria Runyonii produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Echeveria Runyonii grows in a rosette pattern, with leaves neatly arranged in a circle. New growth will emerge from the center.

How and When to Prune Echeveria Runyonii →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Echeveria Runyonii can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Echeveria Runyonii Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Echeveria Runyonii can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Echeveria Runyonii. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


Care Summary for Echeveria Runyonii

Echeveria Runyonii

Echeveria Runyonii


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Echeveria Runyonii has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 25
Echeveria Runyonii has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 12
Echeveria Runyonii has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 9
Echeveria Runyonii has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Echeveria Runyonii has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Echeveria Runyonii has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Echeveria Runyonii has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@BabyAlula avatar
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leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 681 XP
globe Duluth, GA
04/02/2022

These succulents are really cool and chill. Just remember to water them and they’ll be your best friend!

@strawberrymoon avatar
@@strawberrymoon
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 18,045 XP
03/29/2022

i unfortunately underwatered this guy for a long time haha, they’re recovering very well tho! they had scale, hence the scarring, but it wasn’t too hard to treat.
anyway they like to be watered about every 10~12 days in my experience, mine is in a gritty mix and i just watch for wrinkles to know when to water. i think echeveria in general need very bright sun or else they start stretching- so mine stays outdoors (i bring them in at night). but they can handle a couple days of darkness, i don’t put them outside when it’s raining. they have farina so that may rub off if you touch them too much.
overall really easy!! basically just water when the leaves start to wrinkle and make sure they get a lot of sun.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@InsideGarden avatar
@@InsideGarden
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 142 XP
02/25/2022

I’m new to this plant and lost one already. I really like it and hope I can keep it this time.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 0 Plants
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globe Middlesbrough, England
10/18/2021

A very easy plant to take care of!

@BrandyLVSplants avatar
@@BrandyLVSplants
leaf-1 93 Plants
xp 6,167 XP
10/17/2021

Quiet, calm little plant. Not much to say, but grows nicely.

Fast grower Fast grower
Carlie avatar
@Carlie
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 733 XP
globe Louisville, KY
08/04/2021

He’s growing super slow and he’s stretched a bit but not too bad

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@honeyyvoiced avatar
@@honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 8,527 XP
globe Mount Prospect, IL
07/15/2021

I bought this guy on the verge of death but it’s very tough and came back

Survivor Survivor
Silvia avatar
@Silvia
leaf-1 103 Plants
xp 3,724 XP
globe Albuquerque, NM
07/01/2021

Nice succulent and newer to me but I’m enjoying Lola.

Survivor Survivor
Deirdre avatar
@Deirdre
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 108 XP
globe Wantagh, NY
06/30/2021

This is an interesting succulent and the colours! Green, blue, pink and purple

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@AshinByAlex avatar
@@AshinByAlex
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 4,630 XP
globe Vallejo, CA
06/11/2021

This lil guy is a survivor. Heat? Nthing to this lil nugget.

@AshinByAlex avatar
@@AshinByAlex
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 4,630 XP
globe Vallejo, CA
06/11/2021

This lil guy is a survivor. Heat? Nthing to this lil nugget.

@essdubya avatar
@@essdubya
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 147 XP
06/08/2021

Limited, direct sun. Water when dry. Most occasionally.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Lucas avatar
@Lucas
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 49 XP
globe Glendale, CA
06/01/2021

This plant has a lot of dead petals and hole it’s growing. I’m not expert but I let the plant keep it so the dead leave go to the soil! :)

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@Onion26 avatar
@@Onion26
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 270 XP
globe Cardiff, Wales
05/06/2021

It grows little tendrils that anchor it to the soil and sometimes it’s lower leaves fall off but that’s only because where the leaves were becomes the stem as the plant gets bigger.

Survivor Survivor
@Tewiewiora avatar
@@Tewiewiora
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 100 XP
globe Bloomfield Hills, MI
04/01/2021

You can tell when it needs water because it will get softer. A bit temperamental but can survive a lot.

Survivor Survivor
@acasap avatar
@@acasap
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 347 XP
globe New York
02/13/2021

Easy to take care of!

Survivor Survivor

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