Okinawan Spinach (Gynura crepioides)

Okinawan Spinach (Gynura crepioides)

Regular price $12.95

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

Okinawan Spinach is a perennial medicinal herb/vegetable native to China, Thailand, and Myanmar.  It is a member of the daisy family and a very close relative of Longevity Spinach

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.   

Nutritionally, Okinawan Spinach is rich in iron and potassium, calcium, vitamin A.  It also has a high content of Proanthocyanidin, which is being researched for it's ability to offer antioxidant protection against heart disease and cancer.

Okinawan Spinach is a very easy perennial veggie to grow and will thrive in nearly any condition. It is fast-growing and spreads quickly.  We recommend both Okinawan and Longevity Spinach to all new and experiences gardeners. 

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

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.

(Photo: Hawaii Horticulture)