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Purple passion plant stands out from other houseplants because its green leaves are covered in soft purple hairs, giving the plant a purple sheen (and it's the source of the plant's other common name: velvet plant). Purple passion plant has an upright habit when it's young, but becomes more spreading and almost vine-like as it matures. This makes it fun in hanging baskets, as well as trained up small trellises.
Purple passion plant grows best in medium or bright light and when the soil is kept moist, but not wet. It tolerates dry soil relatively well, so if you forget to water it every now and again, you don't have to worry about it dying. But, this unique houseplant looks best if given a regular supply of water. If you'd like to keep your purple passion plant more compact, pinch off the ends of the new growth. This will cause it to develop more branches and grow more shrubby than like a vine.
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Seth H. Richards
Locally owned and Family Operated Since 1932.
Dr. John Richards established Richards Tree Farm in Middle Smithfield, PA as an evergreen farm. Building on those roots, his Great Grandson, Seth Hastings Richards, has grown the farm into a full service Garden Center and Landscape installation business for the past 25 years. The farm specializes in Organic Gardening, Edible, Native, and Unique plants.