Purple Velvet Plant
4.3 out of 5 (29 experiences)
Also known as
Purple Passion Vine, Royal Velvet Plant and Velvet Plant
How to care for Purple Velvet Plant
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.
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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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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.
What other plant parents say
If you’re having trouble with getting the watering right on this one, maybe try wick-watering? It’s working great for me. Mine was starting to look sad with some crispy brown leaves, and I wasn’t sure if it was too much direct sunlight or not enough water. But since I restarted her with wick-watering (I added lots of perlite to the soil mix to keep it airy) and moved her 1-2 feet back from the window, she seems really happy.
So she’s a bit of a drama Queen. I’m still looking for the perfect spot for her to thrive in. She has survived near death so I give her that much. The leaves are a dream, that perfect hue of purple. If you can manage the find perfect setting, she will be gorge. 4stars because she’s a bit of a hassle.