Purple Passion Vine: 101 Plant Care Guide



This fascinating native of the Indonesian island of Java grows upright in its native habitat. The cultivar ‘Purple Passion,’ though, is weak-stemmed and perfect indoors as a trailing houseplant.

The stems reach 6 to 8 inches high before they spill over the sides of a hanging pot and grow to 5 feet long. Purple Passion leaves are coarsely toothed, curving downward, and can grow 6 to 8 inches long as they mature.

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Care Tips For Gynura Aurantiaca ‘Purple Passion’


Like many tropical houseplants, Purple Passion Vine does best in bright, indirect light, which would be in an east- or north-facing window that doesn’t get direct sunshine.


Purple Passion Vines don’t like extreme temperatures. They need household temperatures to be about 60 to 75 degrees F year-round and won’t tolerate cold drafts, like from a winter window or an air conditioner.


This plant does best with low humidity since the little purple hairs trap moisture that could rot the stems and leaves. Make sure that there is enough air circulation around the plant to keep it on the dry side and away from other houseplants that need a lot of humidity.

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