$19.80

Okinawa Spinach Plant – Gynura bicolor is a perennial, evergreen spinach with lots of health benefits and has many uses in traditional medicine. It contains high levels of vitamin C and vitamin A, and it is rich in protein, fiber, and calcium. The young Okinawa spinach leaves are very tasty. There are many ways of using this plant.

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Okinawa Spinach Plant – Gynura bicolor – Heirloom Perennial Spinach

Okinawa Spinach Plant – Gynura bicolor is a perennial, evergreen spinach with lots of health benefits and has many uses in traditional medicine. It contains high levels of vitamin C and vitamin A, and it is rich in protein, fiber, and calcium. The young Okinawa spinach leaves are very tasty. There are many ways of using this plant.

  • tasty green used raw in salads, smoothies, stir-fries, soups, and more
  • ground cover
  • mulch
  • fodder for cows, goats, sheep, pigs, birds
  • worm farm
  • organic matter for compost production
  • liquid fertiliser/compost tea production

The Okinawa spinach is an easy-to-grow plant, that loves half-shade or shade and moderate watering, however, the better the soil, the quicker and better it grows. All my plants grow happily in raised garden beds. Even if it is just 15-20cm above the ground level, it makes a huge difference!

Planting and growing tips:

  1. Give it a good drink and place it in a half-shade position out of the wind.
  2. Leave it in the original pot for a few days until it recovers from the journey.
  3. Re-pot or plant into the ground at the latest when the roots start to come out of the bottom holes.
  4. Watering straight after planting is essential! From then on as required.
  5. It doesn’t like to sit in water so a well-drained position is best. All our edibles grow happily and quickly in slightly raised garden beds.
  6. Longevity spinach grows best in shade and half shade and in any type of soil, however, the better the soil, the quicker and better your plants will grow.

Additional notes:

  • The price is for one young plant in a pot, coming from my own Okinawa plant, naturally grown with love in my permaculture food forest in Pacific Haven QLD Australia. Sending within Australia only, not to NT WA TAS. Pick up by appointment only.
  • I am not keeping this plant in a pot as it grows too quickly. I will make a fresh plant from the cuttings straight after the payment, and send it to you after it has been established which takes about 2 weeks or sometimes a bit longer. 
  • Most of our nursery plants grow in a half-shade. Introducing them to the sun slowly before replanting them to their permanent position will promote healthy growth.
  • Do your own research before trying any new foods. Please also note our disclaimer in the footer of this page.
Weight1.6 kg
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