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Help! What Is This Purple Plant?

Ask The Plant Expert: What is this plant? Someone I used to work with gave me a start of this plant. She didn’t know what kind it was. I just re-potted it. Can u tell me what it is?

Gynura Sarmentosa

Flower Shop Network Plant Expert Reply:

Not sure exactly, but it looks like a purple passion plant.  The botanical name for the plant is Gynura sarmentosa.
Other common names for it are purple velvet plant or purple passion vine.  It is considered a tropical plant. It prefers bright filtered sunlight with a moist soil.  However, don’t keep the soil soggy the roots don’t like to sit in water.

Hope this information is helpful.  Please let me know if I can help with anything else.

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