Longevity Spinach (Gynura procumbens)

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Longevity Spinach is a fast-growing perennial vegetable-like herb in the Daisy family.  It grows effortlessly and makes a beautiful trailing ground cover or shrubby hedge in any garden. As if that wasn't dreamy enough, Longevity Spinach also has several culinary and medicinal uses, making it an essential herb in your edible landscape! Long succulent leaves and young shoots are generally the consumed edible parts of the plant, but it also produces beautiful yellow dandelion-like flowers.  

Longevity Spinach is native to China, Southeast Asia, and parts of Africa where it's known locally as Sambungal or Sambung Nyawa which translates into English as "Life Extender".  This tropical to sub-tropical plant loves the heat and tolerates a variety of different soils and light conditions.  Longevity Spinach is easy to propagate and grows quickly from cuttings. You'll have plenty to share with your friends and neighbors in no time!

Plant Type
Perennial or Annual Evergreen Herb

Harvest Season
Year-round

Longevity and Okinawa Spinach area perennial to zones 9-11 but can be grown as an annual and harvested in northern climates all summer long!

Mature Size
Up to 1-3 ft tall with a spread of up to 3-4 ft wide

Soil & Moisture
Prefers well-draining soil with ample water and nutrients. Drought tolerant once established.

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade. Will grow in full shade but will be slightly leggy.

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Fast

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation
Grown from cutting and will grow large enough for heavy production and harvesting within one season.

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Sow Exotic carries many different varieties of tropical perennial greens including
Okinawa SpinachLongevity SpinachSissoo Spinach and annuals like Lagos Spinach and Malabar Spinach.

Grow them all together in our Summer Spin-Off: Tropical Greens Bundle.

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Longevity Spinach has been studied for it's reported abilities to regulate insulin levels, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Research has shown that compounds in the plant are antimicrobial, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory. Sow Exotic offers many varieties of perennial tropical greens including: Okinawa, Longevity, and Sissoo Spinach and annual greens like Lagos Spinachand Malabar Spinach. Grow them all together in our Summer Spin-Off: Tropical Greens Bundle!

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