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Gynura aurantiaca (upright form) - Velvet Plant

Gynura aurantiaca (upright form)  - Velvet Plant (Gynura aurantiaca (upright forms)  - Velvet Plant)

This very tropical plant loves San Diego. It hasn't flowered yet. Photo taken Aug. 14, 2015.

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Gynura? Haven't see one in ages. They were the staple of the 70's.
I remember one guy claimed he invented a new fertilizer and his ad showed a Gynura in a pot that he claimed was the largest potted indoor vine in the world. Like a comic book ad.
Good old days.

2 Sep, 2015


This is one in not the vine form. It's a shrubby form which grows to about 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall. The leaves are rounder and smaller on this form, also.

I do remember when the vine form was extremely common. It's still pretty common here in San Diego, though.

3 Sep, 2015


Just for trivia- but some say hairs on plants like Gynura make them part carnivorous. Passive carnys as the leaves are sticky to only the smallest gnats.
Tobacco is another...

6 Sep, 2015


Very interesting.

This poor plant needs to be transplanted into a bigger pot.

7 Sep, 2015

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