Sissoo Spinach (Alternanthera sissoo)

Sissoo Spinach (Alternanthera sissoo)

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Sissoo Spinach, also known as Brazillian Spinach, is tropical to subtropical edible perennial herb.  It grows vigorously as a ground cover or a small shrub.  Sissoo Spinach's unique and nutritious crunchy leaves can be eaten raw or fresh.  Sissoo Spinach salad makes an excellent and  refreshing summer snack!

Plant Type
Perennial Evergreen Herb

Harvest Season
Year-round 

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

Mature Size
Up to 3 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide

Soil & Moisture
Nitrogen-rich soil with plenty of organic matter and water. Drought tolerant once established.

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Planted in partial shade, Sissoo Spinach will grow deep green, tender leaves.  Leaves will be lighter or darker depending on the amount of shade or sun provided. 

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Fast, Medium

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 8-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation
Grown from cutting and will grow large enough to harvest bountifully within the year.

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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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