Plant Care Purple Velvet Plant

Purple Velvet Plant

5.0 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Purple Velvet Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Purple Velvet Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Purple Passion Vine, Royal Velvet Plant and Velvet Plant

Taxonomy

Gynura aurantiaca
Gynura
Asteraceae
Asterales

What other plant parents say

Purple Velvet Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Purple Velvet Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Purple Velvet Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Purple Velvet Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Prismlight avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Purple Velvet Plant named Penny by Prismlight on Greg, the plant care app
03/20/2021

Without pruning and supports it will grow wildly and all over. It’s beautiful but has taken over my kitchen window

How to care for Purple Velvet Plant

Water

How often to water your Purple Velvet Plant

Water needs for Purple Velvet Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Purple Velvet Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Purple Velvet Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Purple Velvet Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Purple Velvet Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Purple Velvet Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Purple Velvet Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Purple Velvet Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Purple Velvet Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Purple Velvet Plant

Purple Velvet Plant

Purple Velvet Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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