Why Is My Echeveria Runyonii Not Flowering?

Why Is My Echeveria Runyonii Not Flowering?

There are many reasons why your echeveria runyonii isn’t blooming.

Too Hard Or Too Little Water

If the plant isn’t watered properly, it will not flower and may die. Too much water or too little water will cause your echeveria runyonii to be unhealthy and to stop flowering.

Always make sure that you are following a routine of watering your plant regularly, but don’t over water it as this may cause its death. Try to reduce the amount of water when in doubt.

Lack Of Enough Sunlight

Your echeveria runyonii will not bloom if the plant isn’t exposed to enough sunlight. If there is no sunshine, the plant will not be able to make food necessary for flowering.

Although it’s possible to grow this species without sunlight, the chances of your flower buds failing is high after a few years.

If you don’t have enough sunlight in your home, you can create a good environment for your echeveria runyonii by positioning it near an east- or west-facing window to encourage flowering

Too Cold Climate

Your echeveria runyonii will not bloom if the plant is in an area with temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit for too long.

Echeveria runyonii can survive cold temperatures only when your soil remains above freezing levels.

If you have a plant that isn’t blooming and is having a hard time surviving, it’s because it’s too cold in the area or room where it is positioned and should be moved to an area with warmer temperatures.

Pests And Diseases

Echeveria runyonii are prone to infestations of aphids, whiteflies and spider mites.

When a plant is exposed to pests, it becomes weak and confused. The plant will not bloom and may even die if not treated.

Root rot is the most frequent disease, and it can be caused by inadequate drainage and overwatering. If your plant’s leaves begin to droop or curl, this might indicate root rot.

They are also prone to fungal illness.

If you notice brown patches on the leaves of your succulent, it is most likely afflicted with a fungus. This disease will be delayed flowering in your Echeveria Runyonii.

How Often Should I Fertilized My Echeveria Runyonii?

Echeveria runyonii Topsy Turvy has minimal fertilizer requirements since it grows in poor fertility locations where much of the soil has washed away.

Using a flower plant fertilizer will assist to lengthen the blooming period and boost the appearance of the plant.

Succulents Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ do not require much fertilization.

They can, however, benefit from fertilization on occasion during the growing season and will normally respond by producing more leaves and blooms.

A half-strength balanced liquid plant fertilizer diluted once or twice a month will also promote healthy development.

To encourage fresh leaf and blossom growth, a slow-release granular fertilizer can be applied at the start of the growing season.

In the winter or to regulate size, reduce or remove fertilizer.

Does Echeveria Runyonii Needs Repotting?

The Echeveria Runyonii is an excellent potted houseplant but has to be repotted regularly (about once every couple of years) to help it grow strong and healthy.

Use a pot with drain holes on the bottom when repotting your plant.

This is because Topsy Turvy Echeveria dislikes being wet and requires proper drainage to grow.

The plant will also require a pot that is just slightly larger than the existing one, as this species does not tolerate huge pots or a lot of root area.

Terracotta or unglazed pots are ideal since they provide optimum drainage for the plant.

When your Echeveria Runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ is vigorously developing and eating, repot it throughout the growth season (spring to early summer).

If you repot this plant too soon, the roots will not have fully formed, and the root system will be harmed; if you repot it too late, the plant will lose its healthy development.

Why Is My Echeveria Runyonii Has Curling Leaves?

Several factors can affect the development of the growth, leaves and even flowers of your echeveria runyonii.

There are many reasons why your echeveria runyonii may have curled leaves.

Too Much Cold

The cold weather triggers the formation of small curls on the leaves of your succulent. When you place your echeveria runyonii outside in the winter, this curling will disappear once spring arrives and warmer weather is felt by the plant.

The plant curls its leaves so as not to be damaged by the cold weather.

Too Much Strong Sunlight

Plants that were exposed to too much strong sunlight for extended periods will develop leaves that are curled and distorted.

The sun’s powerful heat dehydrates the plant, which then develops twisted leaves.

Although your echeveria runyonii can tolerate a certain amount of sunshine, too much of it will result in leaf curl and distortion.

Move the plant out of direct sunlight indoors or place it in a partly shady spot if direct sun causes dehydration of the leaves.

Excessive Fertilizers

Fertilizing is essential to help the plant develop strong and healthy, but you need to be careful not to overdo it.

Overfertilizing (with high-nitrogen fertilizers like fish emulsion) can affect the development and health of the leaves, causing them to look soggy or wet and developing damage. The plant will curl its leaves in order to protect itself from excessive nutrients and minerals.

Waterlogged Soil

Soil that is kept overly moist for too long will result in Echeveria leaves curling and twisting, perhaps causing damage to the plant’s roots.

Water from over-fertilizing or too much watering can cause the leaves to appear wet and wilted, sometimes with brown stems (which indicate root rot).

The leaves will curl because it is not getting the proper moisture it needs from the soil.

Water Echeveria runyonii Topsy Turvy when the top two inches of the soil are dry and allow the soil to dry out before watering again.

Extreme High Temperatures

You shouldn’t take Echeveria Runyonii outside during very hot weather. This can scorch the leaves, causing them to curl up.

In extreme temperature ranges, the effects of a curling leaf are rather noticeable.

This species loves warm temperatures of between 65° and 80° F (18°-27° C). At these temperatures, the plant is warm and hydrated enough without having to water it on a regular basis.

Insects Infestations

The most common cause of leaves curling up is the presence of insect pests.

Various species of insects can damage the plant and attack it using their larvae and plant sap.

Furthermore, if the insects are left to continue feeding upon your echeveria runyonii, they may eventually “prepare” their natural sugars in an effort to make off with their meal without being detected by you.

Repotting Stress

Repotting is a difficult task for Echeveria Runyonii and can often stress the plant, causing it to develop curled leaves.

If you repot your plant too soon (while the roots are still immature), this can cause the leaves to curl.

If you repot it too late, the roots will be damaged because they lack proper water and nutrients.

In either case, do not repot if your echeveria runyonii is not actively rooting or growing.

Why Is My Echeveria Runyonii Drooping Leaves?

Leaf drooping is a common problem with many plants. Drooped leaves are far less noticeable and bothersome than curled or twisted leaves.

This will have little effect on the overall health of your echeveria runyonii, and it will affect the blooms or other growth of your plant in any way because it is associated with many factors, that includes;


The most common reason for echeveria runyonii drooping leaves is over-watering.

This pressure can cause roots to rot, the plant to curl, and the plant may even die.

You can identify this condition by observing the water level of your potting mix via its depth in the container.

If your echeveria Runyonii’s media is wet, you must allow it to drain completely before watering again.

Excessive Fertilizers

Certain fertilizers (of high nitrogen content) that provide excess nutrients that are not needed, can cause severe damage to your echeveria runyonii, resulting in drooped leaves.

This is because the plant will not be able to use all the nutrients in the soil and instead excrete them, resulting in a buildup of nitrates in the soil. This buildup will cause your echeveria runyonii to develop drooped leaves.

When using fertilizers, make sure that there is an appropriate recommended level for use with this species.

It is recommended that you fertilize your Echeveria Runyonii only when actively growing, or if unhealthy Echeverias have been observed.

Too High Temperatures

Exposure to high temperatures can cause echeveria runyonii to drop its leaves.

If temperatures are too high, the plant could not cool itself off fast enough in response to excessive heat and then it will drop its leaves because of the lack of limbs.

You can prevent this by keeping your echeveria Runyonii’s temperature somewhere between 65° and 80° F (18° and 27° C). This is ideal temperature range for optimal growth.

Too Much Direct Sunlight

Exposing your echeveria runyonii to too much direct sunlight can cause the plant to develop drooped leaves.

The sun can also be responsible for curling leaves, so make sure that you keep it out of direct exposure to the sun.

Make sure that there is shade for protection, especially when temperatures are high.

Insects Infestation

Insects such as spider mites, aphids, mealy bugs and other pests can cause your echeveria runyonii to develop drooped leaves.

These pests may infest your echeveria Runyonii or other plants in the area, even if you are keeping this plant indoors.

In order to avoid these insects, keep your echeveria inside a location that will not attract many flying insects, and regularly check the plant for any signs of infestation.


Diseases can also be the cause of echeveria runyonii droopy leaves. This is because fungi and bacteria cause the drooping of leaves and can spread to other parts of the plant.

These bacteria/fungi can thrive in overly moist or wet soil conditions and cause damage in the plant causing it to drop its leaves.

You can prevent this by always giving your echeveria Runyonii a well-drained, evenly moist soil mix that contains minimal amounts of fertilizer.

Does Echeveria Runyonii Likes Humidity?

The Echeveria Runyonii plant requires low humidity in order to thrive.

There is a myth that many plant owners believe that high humidity levels will help them by providing the moisture their plants need. However, the opposite is true when it comes to Echeveria Runyonii.

Echeveria runyonii succulent plants dislike humidity, however they may thrive in humid environments depending on how much direct sunshine they receive.

When exposed to high humidity, they are more likely to decay.

The optimal setting for most Echeveria runyonii succulent plants is a warm room with bright light and low humidity.

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