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Purple Velvet Plant/ Velvet violet plant/ Gynura Aurantiaca

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Quantity: Single plant in pot

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PURPLE VELVET PLANT/ PURPLE PASSION PLANT:

The leaves of the plant are a major attraction, which are purple and sometimes green coloured. These plants grow upright, and are not vining type.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PLANT:

SOIL:

  • A well-draining, loamy soil of acidic pH 5.0-6.5.
  • These plants prefer moist and humid soil.

LIGHT:

  • Position your plant such that it gets indirect bright sunlight and protection from strong sunlight in the afternoon or else it will scorch/burn the leaf/ leaf fall.
  • They require indirect sunlight for their optimum growth. More bright indirect light will lead to dark purple colours on the plant.

WATERING:

  • Water the plant only when 2-2.5 inches of the top soil has dried.
  • Watering schedules to be taken care of especially during the warmest months of the year and hence requires a more frequent waterings.
  • Overwatering will lead to rotting of the roots.

FERTILIZING:

  • Fertilizing throughout the growing season i.e., spring to fall (April-November), preferably every 4 weeks or so will boost growth of the plant and faster bloom.

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PROPAGATION OF PLANT:

These plants after maturation i.e., producing flowers will die off. Hence, stem cuttings are to be propagated and re-potted to continue the availability of Gynura aurantiaca. The flowwrs of purple passion are orange coloured accompanied with an unpleasant odor.

Stem cutting:

  1. Cut a stem of 3-4 inches long, with 2 and more leaves.
  2. Plant these stems in 1-3 inches deep moist soil, away from direct sun.
  3. Plant in spring or summer (as the roots will develop faster)
  4. The roots will develop within 4 weeks of time.

 

 

ORIGIN South East Asia and Indonesian islands
COLOURS ON PLANT Purple leaves
PLANT TYPE Tropical; INDOORS
SOIL Acidic pH 5.0-6.5
LIGHT REQUIREMENT Indirect sunlight; protect from afternoon sun
WATERING When 2-2.5 inches of topsoil appears dry; frequent in summers
FERTILIZERS Feed during mid-March or April till summers
PROPAGATION Stem cutting
GROWING SEASON Spring to summer

 

 

Quantity: A well-rooted plant in a jiffy pot. (3 -4 leaves minimum)

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