Brazilian Sissoo Spinach

Alternanthera sissoo

Brazilian Spinach taking cuttings

Fruit Trees > Perennial vegetables > Brazilian Sissoo Spinach
A low growing perennial leaf vegetable, which forms a neat mound to 30 cm high, rather than spreading in a mat. This growth habit makes it a handy plant for edging paths, especially in partial shade as it is quite shade-tolerant. It is suitable for subtropical and tropical areas only; it is unlikely to do well further south than Sydney. It will tolerate most soils although it prefers a moderate to rich loam, it dislikes water logging. Plant in full sun to medium shade. Use it steamed or stir-fried rather than in salads.
Other Names: Poor Mans Spinach, Samba Lettuce, Sissoo Spinach

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Specifications of Brazilian Sissoo Spinach

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest First Year

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

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Brazilian Sissoo Spinach Reviews & Tips

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★★★★ 4y ago

BAMBAROO, QLD, Australia

A good year round supplier of leafy greens.  Good spinach substitute for tropical climate.  Should be cooked if consumed in large amounts due to oxalic acid content. Can be eaten raw in salads, etc but consumption should be restricted of the raw leaf...

★★★★★ 5y ago


Great replacement for spinach when it's to hot and lettuce and English spinach go to bolt. Growing great in a pot only need to water once a week. This has done great in Melbourne. I love it. 

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