How to grow purple passion or velvet plant (Gynura aurantiaca) from cuttings

Gynura aurantiaca cutting

The purple passion or velvet plant (Gynura aurantiaca) grows up to 30 centimeters tall and belongs to the daisy family (Asteraceae). Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, it is easy to grow from cuttings. Tips or stems with only one leaf pair can be used.

purple passion cutting

This plant can be grown from

Stem cuttings


Propagation by cuttings is possible all year round at room temperature.


Bright without sun or with morning sun and late evening sun (in summer). Avoid hot summer sun until the first root tips appear.


Cuttings can be pre-grown in a water glass and then planted in substrates for indoor plants, container plants, succulents, herbs or vegetables.


The cuttings root well at temperatures between 64 and 86 °F. (18 to 30 °C)

New growth after

At 72 to 77 °F (22 to 25 °C), the first roots will appear after two weeks.

More infos

To prevent the cuttings from drying out, cover the pot until the first root tips appear.

I pre-grown the cuttings in a closed mason jar and potted them when the roots were one centimeter long.

How to care for purple passion

Gynura aurantiaca grows well in partial sun with morning, evening and winter sun. It will also tolerate partial shade, but its leaves may turn green in locations that are too dark.

Allow the root ball to dry moderately between waterings. It should not dry out for days or be submerged in water.

Purple Passion will tolerate room temperature throughout the year. It can be overwintered at about 59 °F (15 °C).

purple passion or velvet plant Gynura aurantiaca

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