My mom has a purple passion velvet plant that I have always admired. I don't have much of a green thumb so have never tried growing one of these myself.
The thing I like most about this plant are the hues of purple on the velvety green leaves. I think this is a beautiful plant that is much more striking than a plant that just has green leaves only.
Some day I might decide to grow one of my own, but I would have to be much more diligent about taking care of it than I have with other houseplants I have had in the past.