The remaining stem is now in a smaller pot with no water added. Carol. Carol. 10. Be sure to keep water off the leaves in the same way that you would with African Violets, since this can cause the leaves to get soggy and they will rot. It is possible that the white spots are actually mealy bugs. Required fields are marked *. What could I have done to save them? If you give the plant too much light the foliage will scorch and too little little will give you a weak plant that becomes leggy as it stretches to the light. It’s very hard to get a plant back that has had root rot. If your window faces south, where the light is stronger, a sheer curtain will keep the light from scorching the leaves. Not sure where you would find one in So. Scientific Name: Gynura aurantiaca. My purple passion has just been hanging out for over a year. Cut the tip of the stem. amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; Gynura aurantiaca is native to Java and is fairly easy to grow if you have a brightly lit room. This means that while it needs to be placed near a window, a sheer curtain might be needed to prevent it from getting scorched. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; The plant is susceptible to root rot, so be careful not to over-water.
I live in So. Maybe because of the high humidity in the room? I water only when the soil has dried out & I have it in a clay pot. I did move it closer to the window hoping it will perk back up. My Gynura aurantiaca (purple passion) , has these spots on some leaves , I don’t know what is that! Is she scorched?? Although the orange blooms of the purple passion plant create a striking contrast of color, they also emit an odor to attract pollinators. If you want a splash of color to add to your indoor decor and don’t have a lot of light. Give the plant medium filtered light. It adds a distinctive touch to any room. Try growing Purple Passion plant.
Looking for a pretty indoor plant to brighten up a window sill or table? Mature plants with vining nature can also be trained to grow up trellises, wires, and other climbing structures. Purple Velvet plants likes a naturally humid environment, but doesn’t like to get water on the leaves themselves. When rooting cuttings, use a perlite or vermiculite mixture for ease of rooting. This also controls its size a bit. Other reasons for a plant to suddenly lay flat is that it had a period of lack of water. I took some clippings hoping the new plants wouldn’t have the same problem, but they do. Hi Dave.
I have had several Purple Passions but recently find them being overtaken by aphids. When planted, you will want about 1/3 more soil to fill the pot over and above that in the root ball. Also regarding cuttings to start new plants: I have successfully rooted cuttings by placing them in water. My plant is growing really tall and I keep taking cuttings off and root them and put them back in the same planter it just seems to grow so high I put sticks in to keep them from drooping. What did I do wrong? Older plants will lose much of their purple color as the plant branches out into vines. I have had a purple passion plant for a few months now.
As the plant matures, it takes on a more sprawling habit. It has been positively connected to a reduction in asthma attacks, wheezing, and whooping cough. Hi Betti.
The seller said avoid keeping them wet or waterlogged so I only watered the plants when the soil was dry as I did with my previous gynuras and yet these new plants flopped and died.
Gynura Aurantiaca likes a relatively cool room. You can also start cuttings in moist perlite. Hi Sandy Is it drops of water on the tips of leaves? When temperatures dip below 60 degrees growth slows, but when the temperature remains above 80 F growth increases and plants tend to become leggy. What am I doing wrong & how can I fix this? It’s not hard to see where the common name velvet plant comes from is it? I didn’t know to let them hang. The Gardening Cook is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. This houseplant stands out from other indoor plants because of the green leaves that are covered in soft purple hairs. Think more in terms of the root ball. I have a young purple passion plant that is growing fast but also growing straight up in a single stalk – I’m wondering how to get it to be more bushy like yours? I’d put it in an out of the rain place. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; I have a purple passion plant that I thought was dead when e moved into a house in Michigan… Started watering it and got this beautiful plant… That was in 1977…. Plants that are too wet when you buy them normally get root rot. Hi Charity. Nannette Richford is an avid gardener, teacher and nature enthusiast with more than four years' experience in online writing. Recent research have shown that a combination of several extracts from the purple passion fruit peel creates a new mixture of bioflavonoids, which have an expectorant, sedative, and soothing effect on the respiratory system. The purpose of the hairs on the leaves is to protect the foliage from high light levels.
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