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Gynura Aurantiaca

Velvet Plant | Purple Passion

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Happiest in direct sunlight
High water requirements
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The Velvet plant is an evergreen perennial boasting vivid furry leaves in elegant emerald and purple shades. This wonderful Gynura will mature quickly and transform from a little plant to a full, bushy plant in no time at all. Native to Asia, the flowers are a contrasting yellow-orange shade.

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Average Plant Height 10-20 cm
Internal Pot Diameter 12 cm
Botanical Names Gynura Aurantiaca
Other Names Velvet Plant, Purple Passion Plant
Pet Friendly Pet friendly
Air Purifying Air purifying plant
Water Requirements High water requirements
Light Requirements Happiest in direct sunlight

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Other Names For Velvet Plant Purple Passion Houseplant

Gynura Aurantiaca, Velvet Plant and Purple Passion Plant.

Houseplant & Indoor Plant Care

Velvet Plant Purple Passion Care Guide

Velvet plants love bright light and will thrive on a sunny windowsill. They do require a little protection from scorching afternoon rays. The more light, the brighter and more vivid the colours! Enjoying a well-draining soil, water thoroughly whilst allowing your Purple passion to dry out completely between waterings.

Velvet Plant Purple Passion Light & Water Requirements

I have High water requirements and I am Happiest in direct sunlight.

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Learn More About Velvet Plant Purple Passion

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What is the Velvet Plant Purple Passion Known For?

The Velvet Plant, or Purple Passion, is celebrated for its distinctive velvety leaves covered with tiny purple hairs, giving it a unique texture and a shimmering purple appearance. This tactile foliage, combined with its vibrant green colour with purple undertones, makes it a favourite among indoor plant enthusiasts for adding a touch of lush, colourful exuberance to their homes.

What Is the History of the Velvet Plant Purple Passion?

Gynura aurantiaca, the Velvet Plant, has its roots in the dense, tropical regions of Java and Indonesia. It entered the Western world's horticultural scene thanks to its ornamental appeal and was quickly adopted by indoor gardeners for its ease of care and the striking colour it adds to interior plant collections.

Where Does the Velvet Plant Purple Passion Originate?

The Velvet Plant originates from Southeast Asia, specifically in areas like Java and Indonesia. It's accustomed to the warm, humid conditions found in these tropical environments, which is why it thrives with similar care indoors.

How Do You Care for a Velvet Plant Purple Passion?

To properly care for a Velvet Plant, you should provide it with bright, indirect light to maintain the vividness of its leaves. Ensure the plant has well-draining soil and water it when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. It enjoys humidity, so regular misting can help simulate its native tropical climate. Be careful not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.

Are Velvet Plant Purple Passion Toxic to Pets?

The Velvet Plant should be kept away from pets, as it can be toxic if ingested. Its leaves contain compounds that can cause irritation and discomfort if your pets nibble on them. Always place it in a location that's out of reach of curious pets to ensure their safety.

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    Magdalena J.
    February, 2024
    Velvet Plant | Purple Passion ordered with other items

    Great variety and value (especially when...

    Great variety and value (especially when choosing smaller plants which you wish to grow yourself!) Wrapping/plant handling people have some magical skills as although I have been always worried about my new green purchases before they came I was relieved when opening the package to find them still bouncy and happy (and pests free!) Great option for gifts and self-spoiling! Photos attached demonstrate how little damage plants sustained in transport. Photos taken on a day of arrival!

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    Aimee A.
    January, 2024
    Velvet Plant | Purple Passion ordered with other items

    Fantastic range of house plants

    Fantastic range of house plants, iv received my order and I am delighted,thank you very much, the plants where packed with care. And are now in pride of place in my living room for all to enjoy!

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    James P.
    December, 2023
    Velvet Plant | Purple Passion ordered with other items

    Excellent products!!!!...

    Excellent products!!!!

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    Alistair C.
    November, 2023
    Velvet Plant | Purple Passion ordered with other items

    Excellent service and advice on plants...

    Excellent service and advice on plants fast delivery and very well wrapped for delivery, will be shopping for more indoor plants in the near future 👍👍

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    Sarah S.
    October, 2023
    Velvet Plant | Purple Passion ordered with other items

    My first order with Team HP

    This was my first order with Houseplant and I was so happy with how smoothly everything went! My plants were wrapped beautifully and I appreciated how all the packaging was recyclable and could be sorted with ease. My plants were well protected and are now bathing in what's left of the autumn sun, thanks guys :)

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    Janine J.
    July, 2023
    Velvet Plant | Purple Passion ordered with other items

    Great plants worth the money

    Plants are well priced, arrived quick, well packaged and in fabulous condition…

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    Matthew L.
    June, 2023
    Velvet Plant | Purple Passion ordered with other items

    Lovely plant, arrived quickly and safely....

    Lovely plant, arrived quickly and safely. Website very good and accessible for visually impaired customers.

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    Mike W.
    June, 2023
    Velvet Plant | Purple Passion ordered with other items

    The range of house plants available...

    The range of house plants available on the website is extensive. There were regular updates on our order which was delivered within a couple of days. The plants arrived in excellent condition.

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    Becky R.
    January, 2023
    Velvet Plant | Purple Passion ordered with other items

    Easy to find what I wanted and order

    Easy to find what I wanted and order. Delivery came quickly. Plants were all in great condition.

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    Karen L.
    January, 2023
    Velvet Plant | Purple Passion ordered with other items

    Absolutely beautiful plants - packaged well...

    Absolutely beautiful plants - packaged well - no complaints. Well done all involved

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    Declan B.
    December, 2022
    Velvet Plant | Purple Passion ordered with other items

    Plants arrived in perfect condition really...

    Plants arrived in perfect condition really well packaged and looking healthy!

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    Ladislav S.
    October, 2022
    Velvet Plant | Purple Passion ordered with other items

    Plants in perfect health and arrived...

    Plants in perfect health and arrived really fast, thank you Houseplant.co.uk

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    Sam W.
    August, 2022
    Velvet Plant | Purple Passion ordered with other items

    3 Stars