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Jul 11, 2015 2:54 PM CST
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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My mom gave me a purple passion plant about 6 weeks ago and I reluctantly took it as I was afraid I
would kill it, it exists with a plant light but is thriving so it must be happy, looks as good as when
she gave it to me, I took 2 pics of it to share:

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Jul 11, 2015 4:39 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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I remember my mom having that plant when I was kid!! Very niiiiice! Hurray!
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Jul 11, 2015 5:34 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Really pretty Purple Velvet Plant (Gynura aurantiaca 'Purple Passion') you have there Linda! I had one awhile back that did really well for a long time and then suddenly declined quickly and died ... not sure why. I see them for sale on occasion at Walmart and the next time I see one I might have buy it to try again.

There's a beautiful Variegated Purple Velvet Plant (Gynura procumbens 'Variegata') that I'd love to find sometime too.
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Jul 11, 2015 6:29 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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That is a nice one Linda. I kill them every time I buy one, The only one I have kept alive is the one I keep in a terrarium with the begonias. I think it is one of those plants that likes humid conditions,

They do fine outside all summer, then when I bring them inside they die,

Lin, I had the variegated one on a mixed basket one summer it was gorgeous.
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Jul 12, 2015 6:31 AM CST
Name: Christine
NY zone 5a
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I agree with the others, its a real nice one, its nice & full. Dont do what I did with mine, I didnt pinch it back enough so it isnt full like yours.
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