Velvet Plant – Gynura aurantiaca and G. spp.

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Velvet Plant – Gynura aurantiaca and G. spp.

Common Name: Velvet Plant, Purple Velvet Plant

Botanical Name: Gynura aurantiaca and G. spp., jie-NU-ra a-ran-ti-A-ka

Decorative Life: Will likely need replacing yearly as their growth habit can become unsightly.

Flower Color:


  • From the Greek “gyne” for woman and “oura” for tail, the latter in reference to the long and rough stigma.
Recent Research Findings:

In an earlier (1978) study, Harbaugh et al. showed that this species could be sealed in a polyethylene package and still be marketable when held at room temperature after 30 days.