Could you tell me about this purple houseplant?
Your plant is called a Purple Pleasure Plant (Mikania ternata). These plants grow well indoors in medium to bright lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light.. Do not over water! Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering. Keep the plant away from air conditioners in the summer and cold drafts in the winter.