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Purple Velvet Plant

Gynura aurantiaca 'Purple Passion'

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Also known as

Velvet Plant 'Purple Passion'

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Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Gynura Purple Passion Velvet Plant Houseplant

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Gynura Purple Passion Velvet Plant Houseplant

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Purple Velvet Plant Overview

Gynura aurantiaca 'Purple Passion' is an evergreen perennial cultivar, classed as a sub-shrub. They can be either scrambling or trailing in habit and have interesting velvety foliage created by soft purple hairs on their green leaves. They are grown as interesting houseplants and do best in bright filtered light, producing the brightest colouration in strong sunlight. Treat like a succulent species in terms of watering, this plant has delicate roots and rots easily in wet soil so ensure it is well draining.

Common problems with Purple Velvet Plant

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Cuttings

Softwood cuttings taken in late spring

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings taken in summer

Special features of Purple Velvet Plant

Indoor plant

Attractive leaves