Purple Velvet Plant

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Asked by Anonymous on March 28, 2014
Sour Plant Soil

I purchased a bag of potting soil and purple velvet plant from Walmart. After transplanting it, a week later the soil is smelling sour. What has caused this and how can I fix it? My other plants that I transplanted at the same time are growing and do not smell sour. Please help.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This can sometimes happen to potting soil, especially if the soil has gotten wet inside the bag and left to sit. It basically starts to break down without air and rots. You can't really fix it. It will smell until it breaks down completely, which could be awhile. I would recommend that you repot with a new bag of soil and either compost this bag or return it to the store as defective.

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Asked by Jandbineagle on August 25, 2015
Purple Velvet Plant

Purple velvet plant has become more vines and less leaves. How do I correct this? Initially, the plant had lots of leaves. Now it has become stringy looking. The leaves are very spaced out. It’s getting good indirect light by a window. Does not look droopy like over or under watered. Help!

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If the plant has gotten leggy and it's receiving good filtered light, it is likely just aging and needs to be pruned and cut back.

You can start new plants with the cuttings if you would like. Cut it back to a leaf cluster on the branches of the plant.
If the plant has not been repotted in awhile, it may be a good time to move the plant up 1 size and refresh the soil. Use a good quality potting mix and make sure the pot has an adequate drainage hole.

You can add an all purpose slow release fertilizer to the soil.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/purple-passion-plant/purple-passion-houseplants.htm

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Asked by Wayne D Steele on March 28, 2017
Purple Velvet Plant

I have a purple velvet plant that I have taken a few cutting off of. Now it has a “leg” that is quite long. Should I prune it off? If so, where do I cut it? The first pic is the leg. The second is where it starts.

Thanks, Wayne.

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, you can prune the plant back to any size you prefer. If you cut the "leg" back to maybe the fourth or fifth leaf from the base, it will most likely grow two stems from that point. Or, you can leave it longer and use it as a hanging or trailing plant.

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