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 harvest capability within one season.

See More:
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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6 reviews
  • LT
    Lydia T.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 0-1
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Longevity Spinach

    Received a week and half. Planted outside as instructed. She is doing well so far. New leaves coming in. Nicely packaged. Was fresh and perky when I received.

  • T
    Tami
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    5 Stars

    So far it is doing good.

  • GP
    GWEN P.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    Easy Food

    This plant is very healthy and ready to plant. I can't wait to be using this for salads. Great seller! Thank you so much 👍🇺🇸

  • JB
    John B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 1-5
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    8 months ago
    Healthy

    Very hearty plant. It grows fast , makes a wonderful ground cover, and is a must have for the garden

  • PS
    Paulette S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    11 months ago
    Great packaging!

    Plant came well packaged, in very good condition and is growing like crazy in my garden bed. 😃

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