Gynura is an unusual looking plant. The very hairychange from green to purple in colour and it mixes well with other plants. The insignificant florets should be removed at the bud stage as they have an unpleasant smell.
Throughout the year 18-20 °C (64-68 °F)
Soil: A soil-less.
Where to: For best colour effect, in good light, not in full sun.
Watering requirements: Keep soil moist to thumb pressure. Slightappreciated but not essential.
General care: Avoid spotting leaves with water. Cut off unsightly or straggly ones. Cuttingseasily; prepare some regularly to replace the parent plant. Remove flower buds; the smell unpleasantly.
Rest: Replace plant withtaken about every four months.
When it looks sick:
The purple colouring is poor : Give it more light.
The plant tends to smell badly : Remove flowers and buds; these are the cause. The plant is grown for its coloured foliage only.
Damaged or unsightly leaves : Usually caused by water droplets left on the leaves. Always shake them off.