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Gynura aurantiaca

Common Name(s):
Purple velvet plant
Cultivar(s):
'Purple passion'
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

Herbaceous evergreen in the Asteraceae family commonly grown as a houseplant. It is noted for its velvety purple leaves and stems.  Needs a sunny location with protection from afternoon sun. Bright, indirect light will result in the best foiliage color.  Keep soils moist with a reduction in winter watering.  Clusters of tiny orange-yellow flowers appear in the fall.  They have an unpleasant smell and can be messy so are often removed.  Flowers may not appear in low-light conditions.  Pinch growing tips to maintain bushy growth. 

Height:
1-2 feet
Flower Color:
yellow-orange
Propagation:
stem cuttings
Tags:
woody, houseplant, house plant, showy leaves, interiorscape, purple leaves, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2935

Gynura aurantiaca Gynura aurantiaca
Tanaka Juuyoh, CC BY - 4.0
Gynura aurantiaca Gynura aurantiaca
John Lodder, CC BY - 4.0
Gynura aurantiaca Gynura aurantiaca
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 4.0