Sissoo Spinach (Alternanthera sissoo)

Sissoo Spinach (Alternanthera sissoo)

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Regular price $18.95
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Sissoo Spinach, also known as Brazillian Spinach, is tropical to subtropical edible perennial herb.  It grows vigorously as a ground cover or a small shrub.  Sissoo Spinach's unique and nutritious crunchy leaves can be eaten raw or fresh. Sissoo Spinach salad makes an excellent and refreshing summer snack!

Plant Type:
Perennial Evergreen Herb

Harvest Season:

Sisssoo Spinach perennial to zones 9-11 but can be grown as an annual and harvested in northern climates all summer long!

Mature Size:
Up to 3 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide

Soil & Moisture:
Nitrogen-rich soil with plenty of organic matter and water. Drought tolerant once established.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade

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. 


Growth Rate:
Fast, Medium

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 8-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Grown from cutting and will grow large enough to have bountiful harvest capability within the year.

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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 out of 5 stars
Based on 5 reviews
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100%would recommend this product
5 reviews
  • J
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    5 Stars

    Plant was in great shape, and is taking off well in its new home.

  • V
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    5 Stars

    The plant died, perhaps because of the delivery that caused change in the plant and it was weak from the root.

  • H
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    9 months later

    This has been a fantastic plant for me in central Florida. I was able to have fresh spinach all summer and even through a freeze this winter. It spreads easily and I've transplanted it into other spots and containers. It does get a bit tough/woody and will seed after a while, but this has been the best spinach for me to grow in Florida - and I already have longevity and Okinawa spinach.

  • A
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Sissoo Spinach

    The 2 Sissoo spinach plants arrived quickly, unscathed by the trip, and incredibly packed. I am quite pleased with my first order. Waiting on a wild guava, Persian lime, and turmeric.

  • C
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 years ago
    The spinach arrived great!

    The spinach arrived great! Thanks

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