Plant Care Purple Velvet Plant
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Purple Velvet Plant

4.4 out of 5 (19 experiences)

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

Also known as

Purple Passion Vine, Royal Velvet Plant and Velvet Plant

Taxonomy

Gynura aurantiaca
Gynura
Asteraceae
Asterales

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Purple Velvet Plant in your home 🏡.

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Purple Velvet Plant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


Water Needs
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Soil
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Propagation

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.

What other plant parents say

Purple Velvet Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 11
Purple Velvet Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 10
Purple Velvet Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Purple Velvet Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Purple Velvet Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Purple Velvet Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Greg2005 avatar
@Greg2005
leaf-1 54 Plants
xp 2,768 XP
globe Gaithersburg, Maryland
08/12/2021

Beautiful

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Annakatklein avatar
@Annakatklein
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 488 XP
globe Spring, Texas
07/31/2021

This plant is gorgeous, if you find that sweet spot. Make sure to not dry it out too much and it’ll quickly turn into your favorite.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Kaiorace avatar
@Kaiorace
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 163 XP
07/19/2021

I give it a nice amount of water every 5-7 days and it grows really nicely! I had no trouble keeping it healthy ‚til now :D

Fast grower Fast grower
Xxpinksirenxx avatar
@Xxpinksirenxx
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 131 XP
globe Pinson, Alabama
06/08/2021

Dramatic plant! Will literally look “sad” at the slightest inconvenience. However, this plant is a survivor. And so gorgeous! Well worth it if you can handle the temper tantrums. 😂

Survivor Survivor
Isabellem avatar
@Isabellem
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 915 XP
globe Kitimat, British Columbia
06/04/2021

Slow grower, but a beautiful species!

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Maria avatar
@Maria
leaf-1 79 Plants
xp 5,664 XP
globe Highland, California
05/28/2021

It’s a very dramatic plant. It grew very leggy and wilts a lot and drops leaves.

Browns easily Browns easily
Jessica_ avatar
@Jessica_
leaf-1 79 Plants
xp 3,353 XP
globe Northampton, Pennsylvania
05/14/2021

Beautiful velvet leaves!

Survivor Survivor
Chronically.stoned.blondie avatar
@Chronically.stoned.blondie
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 428 XP
globe Dayton, Nevada
05/03/2021

She’s very dramatic like a nerve plant, so if she looks sad give her a bit of water and she’ll perk back up

Survivor Survivor

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