Longevity Spinach (Gynura procumbens)
Longevity Spinach (Gynura procumbens)

Longevity Spinach (Gynura procumbens)

Regular price $11.95
64 in stock

Live Longevity Spinach Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Gynura procumbens is a plant in the Daisy family, that has the common name of 'Longevity Spinach'. It is native to China, Southeast Asia, and parts of Africa where it is known locally as 'Sambungal' or 'Sambung Nyawa' which translates into English as "Life Extender". It is a fast growing, herbaceous, perennial plant that makes an excellent micro-green! 

This tropical and sub tropical plant tolerates a variety of different soils, but grows best in the shade. It will produce excellent green leaves and tubular dandelion like flowers. This plant grows easily and readily from cuttings! 

Longevity Spinach has several uses including culinary and medicinal. The young leaves and shoots of the plants are generally the consumed edible parts of the plant. Gynura procumbens has been studied and assessed 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. It is also sometimes used as a ground cover in gardens and farms for chicken and other livestock. 

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Perennial Herb; dense shrubby ground cover habit

Harvest Season: Year-round, flowers in the Spring

Mature Size: Up to 1-2 ft

Soil & Moisture: Prefers well-draining soil with ample water and nutrients

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade (preferred), Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-11

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.