Okinawa Spinach

Gynura crepioides

Gynura bicolor Okinawan spinach, cholesterol spinach, longevity plant By Forest and Kim Starr [CC By 2.0] (Photo Credits)

Fruit Trees > Perennial vegetables > Okinawa Spinach
A dense, low growing plant to 70 cm high. Easily the most low maintenance perennial leaf vegetable; it is a hardy plant and relatively pest-free. Thrives in warm, wet conditions and frost sensitive, it is best suited to subtropical and tropical areas. An attractive plant with shiny leaves that are green on top and purple underneath; the flowers are very small and orange. It grows best in full sun to partial shade. It needs ample water, rich, fertile well-drained soil that is kept mulched.It is a very nutritious vegetable, eaten raw or cooked, the young leaves are the tastiest. Steam the leaves and young shoos, great in stir fry, stews, and soups. It can also be steamed with rice if it is added for the last 7 minutes of cooking time.
Other Names: Okinawa spinach, Hong tsoi, Okinawa lettuce

$12.90 ($4.90-$12.90 choose a size)

Specifications of Okinawa Spinach

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn 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


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Okinawa Spinach Reviews & Tips

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Nathan Barnes
★★★★ 4months ago

Newtown, NSW, Australia

Okinawa Spinach

Grows very well (don't expect it to stay in it's neat little spot). Easy to multiply by cutting. I've used plenty in cooking. I would use it raw, but of the variety of greens I have it's not one I would go to out of preference when raw.

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