Okinawan Spinach (Gynura crepioides)

Okinawan Spinach (Gynura crepioides)

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Okinawa Spinach is a perennial herb that's grown and harvested like a vegetable and is a member of our Heat Loving Tropical Greens Bundle!  Bi-color bright purple and green leaves and young shoots can be harvested year round.  Leaves have a crisp succulent, spinach like texture. They can be eaten fresh, stir-fried, blanched, steamed or as a tea and are very popular in Asian cuisine. 

Okinawan Spinach is a very easy fast-growing perennial veggie to grow and will thrive in nearly any condition. Okinawa Spinach native to China, Thailand, and Myanmar and is a member of the daisy family of plants.  It's closely related to another of our favorite heat-loving perennial greens, Longevity Spinach. Start growing your own Okinawa Spinach and you'll be enjoying delicious bountiful harvests in no time!

Plant Type:
Perennial or Annual Evergreen Herb

Harvest Season:

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.


Growth Rate:

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

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.

Rated 5.0 stars
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4 reviews
  • ST
    Sunny T.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    7 months ago
    beautiful, healthy, Thank YOU!!

    beautiful, healthy, Thank YOU!!

  • KN
    Kala N.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago

    Such a pretty plant. Arrived well packed and in perfect condition.

  • P
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Great spinach

    I bought this for my wife. she picks it fresh every day for her omelet. she can't stop eating it. tremendous flavor. we planted it in june and here we are in December and it's still producing. be prepared for a lot of spinach. I was going to buy a second plant but this one has been more than enough.

  • AN
    Arelvis N.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Strong and healthy

    Plant looks strong it is about 11 inches tall. Plant was not harmed during transport and it looked surprisingly healthy.

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