A most unusual plant fleshy leaves are densely covered with very fine violet or purple hairs that make the leaves look velvety.
Grows well in garden soil with decayed manure and peat or humus added. Bright light or full sun is required to bring out the color in the foliage, but the plant grows well in diffused light. Except during the resting period, gynura should be kept evenly moist, but do not overwater.
If your plant grows too large and sprawly, start new plants from tip cuttings rooted in sand.