A Majestic Touch of Purple in Your Garden

Meet the Gynura aurantiaca, a plant that's as royal as its name suggests. Commonly known as the Purple Velvet Plant, this regal beauty will add a touch of elegance and a splash of color to any garden or indoor space.

Gynura aurantiaca

Partial Shade

Specific light requirements are not available.

Low Water Needs

Requires occasional watering (once a week), resilient to some dryness.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Gynura aurantiaca

The Purple Velvet Plant stands at a majestic 1-2 feet tall and spreads out to a width of 2-4 feet. Its jade and mauve leaves are ornamental, adding a unique aesthetic appeal. But the real showstopper is its spectacular coral flowers that bloom in the late season and wintertime.

Despite its royal name and appearance, the Purple Velvet Plant is surprisingly easy to care for, making it a favorite among both novice and experienced gardeners.

Also known as

Purple velvet plant
Purple velvetplant
Royal velvetplant
Velvet Plant

Our design recommendations

The Purple Velvet Plant is versatile and can be placed in overhead planters or used as an interior plant. Its vibrant colors and unique texture make it a great focal point in any setting.