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.

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11 reviews
  • PT
    Pat T.
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Love this spinach!

    Been growing it now for 2 yrs. Did well through our 9b zone winter. I cut it back early this spring and gave cuttings to neighbors.

    This is how it’s been growing so far! Very tasty in salads and in cooking. Very crunchy texture in salads - delicious.

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    Erica Irving C.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 1-5
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Growing well

    So far the spinach is growing well. Able to harvest leaves for raw salads and warm dishes. Family didn’t notice the swap in spinach and is enjoying the taste.

  • M
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    10 months ago
    5 Stars

    Sowexotic packaging and instructions makes me have a green thumb,, I’m well on my way to a food Forrest,,SOWEXCITED 😊

  • AR
    Ann R.
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? Yes
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    11 months ago
    Okinawa spinach

    Thank you so so much for the information on Okinawa spinach. I have a plant that I got from my brother but didn’t know to much about it now that I know I appreciate it very much.

  • MH
    Mary H.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Healthy Pleants

    Dear Sow Exotic, Thank you for offering healthy & nutritious plants such as the Okinawan Spinach. I am a happy return customer.

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