Gynura aurantiaca

Scientific Name: Gynura aurantica

Family Name:     Asteraceae 

Plant Habit:        Herbaceous

 Gynura aurantica called purple passionor velvet plant, is in the daisy family Asteraceae.

A popular landscape plant in warm climates.

It is native to Southeast Asia grown in many other places as a house plant. A velvet plant shoot will transform into a bushy little plant in a few weeks, shooting up in a lovely profusion of downy purple leaves.

Gynura has a life span of  two to three years.

CARE AND GROWING TIPS:

Indoor Plant/ Herbs & Spice

Exposure
Love bright light. The brighter the light, the deeper and richer the leaf colour up until a point. Beware scorching the leaves.

Water
The roots of purple velvet plants are incredibly delicate and can rot easily so soil should be kept only moderately moist at all times. Do not over water. In sign of wilting, water immediately and it should perk up quickly.

Do not spray leaves as the underside will hold water and increase the chances of a fungal infection.

Soil
Should use a potting soil that retains some moisture but drains well.

Fertilizer
Heavy feeder. Feed weekly. Use a simple high quality plant fertilizer that is diluted to 50% of the recommended strength.

REASONS YOURGYNURA MAY NOT BE DOING WELL:

Leaves show symptoms of scorching- move away to provides lesser light.

Check its succulent stems on aphids.

Keep an eye out for spider mites and scale.

 

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