Gynura Purple Passion Unrooted Cuttings

Gynura Purple Passion - Unrooted Cuttings

Our Product CodePPU
Sold in Units of 100
Price per cutting: 22¢
Total Per 100: $22.00

North Carolina Farms, Inc.
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Gynura (Purple Passion) was originally discovered on the island of Java in Indonesia. Its unique leaves sports fuzzy hairs that give it a purple glow, and its trailing habit makes it an excellent choice for combination pots or hanging baskets. The interesting foliage has kept Purple Passion in constant use as a houseplant for over 200 years despite the odor of its blossom. Leaves are typically 2 inches wide and 4 inches long. Gynura can also be used as annual bedding plants.

Growing Tips

Your unrooted cuttings will arrive freshly cut. You will need to plant them immediately and begin a misting cycle to root the cuttings. This will leech the soil of nutrients, so during the propagation phase use a constant feed of 1/3 the normal recommended dosage of fertilizer until well rooted.

For best results with Gynura, we recommend using a balanced fertilizer on a constant feed program of 200 ppm N. Maintain a pH between 5.5 - 6.0.


We recommend that you pinch Purple Passion 5-10 days after transplanting to your final container. Additional trimming may be necessary for the final shape of the pot.


Gynura should be spaced adequately to allow airflow and light penetration between the foliage. Usually 2’ centers on baskets will be enough.

Height Control

We do not recommend plant growth regulators for Gynura. Control growth through proper pinching and trimming. If you choose to use PGRs, the University of Florida’s studies show that Florel at 250 ppm was the most effective at producing saleable plants.


Aphids are the primary pests attracted to Gynura.


Purple Passion are not prone to many diseases, but watch for botrytis while the days are short. This grey rot is usually associated with wet or humid conditions. You can prevent botrytis by allowing the plant to dry out between waterings, allowing for good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing to allow the sun to penetrate to the soil level. The most common chemicals used to treat botrytis are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label’s instructions.

Planting Purple Passion Liners

  1. We recommend planting 5 starter plants per 10 inch basket. Use a well-drained soil in your baskets and plant your starter plants deep, allowing the ellepot to be completely covered by the soil. If you are planting 4” pots, 3 plants per pot should be sufficient. Plant it directly in the middle of your pot.
  2. Pinch Purple Passion 5-10 days after transplanting to your final container. Additional pinches may be required to shape your final pot.

Unrooted Cuttings

Cuttings vary in size between different plant families, but most can be described as tip cuttings (ivy are leaf-and-eye stem cuttings not tips) that stick nicely in small plug trays such as the 105-plug tray we use (some varieties are better suited for a 50 cell tray, i.e. Angelwing Begonia, Bougainvillea, Setcrecea, etc.). Please do not order unrooted cuttings unless you are an experienced propagator with mist systems and proper temperature control.
Gynura Purple Passion Quick Reference Guide
LightFull Shade
Minimum Temp60
Perennial Zone10-12
Water NeedsLow-Moderate


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