This is the upright “Purple Velvet Plant”, Gynura aurantiaca. The oval leaves are olive-green and thickly covered with purple hairs, which give it a velvety texture. This species is upright but as it gets tall it becomes rambling.
Care of Gynura aurantiaca:
Partial sun to shade, temp. 50 to 95 degrees, 9 ft. tall, keep moist to slightly dry.
This plant is shipped in a 3.5 - 4 inch pot.
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