Gynura aurantiaca is also known as Velvet plant and Purple Passion vine. It is a flowering plant species with lush, satiny leaves. It stands out from other houseplants because of its green leaves are covered in soft purple hairs giving the plant the appearance of a purple sheen. It is a perfect choice for adding a splash of colour to your indoor jungle! Gynura is a genus in the daisy family Asteraceae native to Asia and it is an easy plant to care for.