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Gynura Aurantiaca 'Purple Passion'

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Description

The Purple Passion plant is a favorite among enthusiasts, standing out from the other houseplants because of its fragrant flowers and color. This plant offers velvety leaves that are thick and green with deep purple hairs along their edges. From a distance, the hairs appear so dense that they give the impression of leaves with a soft velvety texture, in a vibrant purple color. The purple passion plant has an upright growth habit when it is young, but becomes more spreading and almost vine-like as it matures. This plant does need to be fussed over to thrive, needing little maintenance and has the added benefits of being an air purifier as well as being friendly to all your four legged friends. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Gynura Aurantiaca
  • Common Name(s): Purple Passion'
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Native Range: Southeast Asia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers medium to bright light
  • Water: Keep soil moist but not wet
  • Humidity: Moderate to high 
  • Temperature: 60-70F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding: Fertilize every two weeks in spring and summer
  • Propagation: Rootings
  • Growth: Upright. Vining with maturity
  • Pests: Look out for mealy bugs, scale and spider mites  
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets. However, with all plants we recommend you exercise caution with children and pets.