• Echeveria Runyonii Cv.
  • Echeveria Runyonii Cv.
  • Echeveria Runyonii Cv.

Echeveria Runyonii Cv.

So I love Runyoniis. I have two in my personal collection and I jumped at the opportunity to offer one this week, however when this one came in it looked so different to the two Runyonii plants I currently have growing. The shape is right, but the colors look very different and it doesn't strike me as just stress coloring. I looked closely at the order notes and noticed 'CV' at the end of the name. I'm still new to plant taxonomy and I am absolutely certain I use the terms incorrectly all the time -- you guys and gals are probably all sitting around having a good laugh at these descriptions, but I will get there eventually.

So, for all the novices out there who would be confused like I was when I compared this Runyonii to the two Runyoniis in my collection 'CV' means something very particular. I assumed 'CV' meant that the plant was just crossed with something because there is usually a secondary species listed after the CV. But, today I learned it can also mean that it is simply a cultivar that is not necessarily acting in the way a true varietal would. Because the plant is cultivated in a way that not true to nature you can possibly see genetic mutations that are not true to type.

In short, this lovely Runyonii may very well be one of a kind. The shape right now is a little oblong and oval, but it should grow out of that once planted.

Interesting Read -- The difference between the term 'variety' and 'culivar':

Varieties often occur in nature and most varieties are true to type. That means the seedlings grown from a variety will also have the same unique characteristic of the parent plant. For example, there is a white flowering redbud that was found in nature. Its scientific name is Cercis canadensis var. alba. The varietal term "alba" means white. If you were to germinate seed from this variety, most, if not all would also be white flowering.

Cultivars are not necessarily true to type. In fact cultivar means "cultivated variety."  Therefore, a cultivar was selected and cultivated by humans. Some cultivars originate as sports or mutations on plants. Other cultivars could be hybrids of two plants. To propagate true-to-type clones, many cultivars must be propagated vegetatively through cuttings, grafting, and even tissue culture. Propagation by seed usually produces something different than the parent plant.

Source: Iowa State University

You will receive the exact plant pictured. Colors can vary on monitors/devices and due to lighting conditions at the time of photography, but we try to represent the true color as accurately as possible. Stress impacts color significantly. So, the plant you receive may change somewhat from the time these pictures were taken to when you receive it, just depending on how it travels, but it should revert back to a color similar to what is shown in the listing photo.

This succulent measures at 2.5" across and is about 1.5" tall. No roots due to strict import requirements. Please do not fret, as these root very easily and if you would like care/info for what to do when you receive it please click here if you need rooting instructions. 

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