Purple Passion Vine

PURPLE PASSION VINE – Gynura sarmentosa

Fast growing twining stems with lobed leaves, all gleaming with purple velvety texture. Color lost with insufficient light.

TEMPERATURE: Average to warm: minimum at night 62-65 degrees

LIGHT: Full Sun thrives in bright light

WATERING: Keep soil uniformly moist but not wet

FERTILIZE: Every  month
Information brought to you by Lawn Patio Barn.com taken from Merchant Publishing Company and prepared by M. Jane Coleman, PHD and Agricultural Research Center in Florida.

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2 thoughts on “Purple Passion Vine

  1. I bought this plant and the thing they stick in it to tell you how to care for it says partial sun. I have watered it with water that has plant food in it. I replanted it in fresh dirt as it was not doing well. I had it in full sun it is dying? I don’t know what else to do for it.My daughter bought one at the same time I think it is dead. Are they really that hard to care for? ty for any info.

    • Transplanting any plant is a shock to it’s system. If it’s not doing well it will do one of two things. #1 it will kill it or #2 it will revive it. Mix a small amount of vermiculite in the soil. This will give the plant air and hold water longer inside the soil. The Purple Passion Vine leaves are sensitive. When watering it do not get the water on the leaves. Bottom water it by taking the pot and put it in a sink of water being careful that the leaves to not get wet. Let it soak for a half hour. Water it from the top but only small amounts at a time letting the water soak in before watering it again. Also clear rain water in good. Depending on where you live full sun might be to hot so then do partial shade – under a tree. I hope this helps.

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