Sissoo Spinach (Alternanthera sissoo)

Sissoo Spinach (Alternanthera sissoo)

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Sissoo Spinach, also known as Brazillian Spinach, is vigorous tropical edible perennial herb that grows as a groundcover or a shrub.  Sissoo Spinach's nutritious crunchy leaves can be eaten raw or fresh.  They make an excellent summer snack!  

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.  The sunnier the location, the lighter green the leaves will be. 

Plant Type
Perennial Herb

Harvest Season

Mature Size
3 ft.

Soil & Moisture
Nitrogen-rich soil with plenty of organic matter and water.

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade


Growth Rate

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9+; Patio/Greenhouse 4+


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How to Grow Sissoo Spinach

Plant Type: Perennial Herb

Harvest Season: Year-round.

Mature Size: Forms a neat, shrubby mound up to 3 ft. high.

Soil & Moisture: Since its main product is its leaves, it needs a high amount of nitrogen, organic matter and water.

Exposure: Part Shade, Deep Shade, Light Shade, Full Sun.

Zone Hardiness: 9+