Echeveria runyonii 'Cook's Pride'
Echeveria runyonii 'Cook's Pride' is an interesting succulent that forms rosettes of stunted or somewhat deformed leaves with jagged edges. The rosettes are smaller than normal form, usually solitary or with a few offsets. When propagated, no two will be the same. In this cultivar, the mutation manifests in a variety of freaky growth of the leaves and flowers, but they have the same color as Echeveria runyonii.
How to Grow and Care for Echeveria runyonii 'Cook's Pride'
Light: E. runyonii 'Cook's Pride' prefers full sun to partial shade. If you are moving your plant outside in the spring, do it gradually. The intense afternoon sun can cause sunburn. During the winter, when your E. runyonii 'Cook's Pride' is inside, put it near the brightest window in your home. It will stretch if it does not have enough sunlight.
Soil: This succulent needs a potting soil mix that drains quickly. Many growers will create their own mix. However, commercial succulent potting mixes will work fine.
Temperature: This plant is a tender succulent, which means it must be brought indoors for the winter to survive. E. runyonii 'Cook's Pride' can withstand temperatures as low as 25 °F (-3.9 °C). USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9b to 11b, 25 to 50 °F (-3.9 to 10 °C).
Watering: Provide moderate amounts of water from spring to fall. The "soak and dry" method is the preferred schedule for watering E. runyonii 'Cook's Pride'. If you have saucers under the pots, make sure after a short time to empty the water. Water your plant just enough to keep it from shriveling during the winter months.
Fertilizing: E. runyonii 'Cook's Pride' grows well without fertilizer but may benefit from the extra nutrients. Use a slow-release fertilizer in spring or a liquid fertilizer diluted 2 to 4 times more than usual and used less often than recommended.
Repotting: Repot the plant only as needed during spring or early summer when it is actively growing. To repot your E. runyonii 'Cook's Pride', ensure the soil is dry before repotting.
Propagation: This succulent is propagated from leaves or offsets but sometimes reverts to the normal form. Spring is the best time to take leaf cuttings and separate offsets.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Toxicity of Echeveria runyonii 'Cook's Pride'
E. runyonii 'Cook's Pride' has no toxic effects reported. It is safe around pets and humans, although it is not advisable to eat it.
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