The purple velvet plant (Gynura aurantiaca) is a tropical perennial that grows outside in Sunset Climate Zones H1 and H2. Its green foliage is covered in vivid hair, which which provides the plant its velvet- . Therefore it’s grown as a house plant beyond Hawaii this beautiful plant doesn’t tolerate cool. The daisylike blooms created by the velvet plant are pollinated by flies and have an unpleasant odor. Despite this uncomfortable element, which is often controlled with pruning, the velvet plant produces an eyecatching addition to the the inside of your house.
Plant the velvet filled with potting soil rich with natural materials. The planting pot should have holes to allow drainage.
Where it is going to receive 6 to 8 hours of bright light, place the velvet plant. Keep the plant about 3 to 6 feet. The velvet plant grows best when temperatures are between 60 and 65 degrees and night-time temperatures are 55 to 60 levels. When temperatures fall below 60 degrees, plant development will decrease.
Water the plant when the soil becomes somewhat dry. By inserting your finger several inches to the dirt test the soil. Don’t water in the event the soil feels moist. Evenly moisten the soil in the event the soil feels dry. Allow plain tap water to warm to room temperature for 1 hour. This may allow the chlorine on average in plain tap water to dissipate. Avoid getting the leaves wet when watering as this may encourage rot.
Apply a-3,1,3 NPK fertilizer to the purple velvet plant frequently as mentioned on the fertilizer use guidelines, which can be typically once every 2 to 30 days. Plant development will be encouraged by this. Reduce feeding.
Pinch off flower buds as they arise together with your finger-tips to keep the velvet plant. This can help manage the dimensions of the plant also as avoid the foul smelling blooms. Discard the flower buds. Prune vines using a pair of clear, sharp pruning shears.
Monitor the velvet plant for pests like spider mites or bugs. These pests can cause trigger yellowing of the leaves and pre-mature leaf. Bugs appear like tiny items of cotton; spider mites seem like cover leaves and red-dots in webbing. Treat the pests with horticultural oil or insecticidal soap.