This Asian vegetable comes as a fully rooted plant, and will be shipped in a pot with high quality organic soil. This is a beautiful bi-color perennial leafy green belonging to the Asteraceae or sunflower family. It’s name is Gynura Crepioides AKA Okinawa Spinach or Gynura bicolor, and it is not related to spinach.
Okinawa Spinach is rich in vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium and protein. This leafy green grows best in part shade to mostly shade. It grows up to around 2 FT tall. To keep encouraging the plant to grow full and lush, snap off the tender stems and leaves to eat. Keep soil moist, and protect from frost.
The flavor of this vegetable seems to taste better when grown in more shade than sun. When eaten raw, it has a succulent, crisp texture with nutty flavor. It’s great in salads, soups and stir fry. The leaves do take on texture similar to spinach especially when cooked.
As we know that purple color in plants contain anthocyanin which is helpful in protecting our body from harmful diseases and keep us youthful. The beautiful purple under the leaves of Okinawa Spinach will not only add nutrition, but a bold, gorgeous color splash to your dish!
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♥What You Will Receive♥
Plant Height (vary): about 5-10 in
Your plant is fully rooted. It will be shipped in the pot with a high quality organic soil.
♥Our Growing Practice♥
We believe that growing high quality foods require high quality soil; therefore, the ingredients we use for growing are of higher standards compared to the conventional systems. All our plants are grown in full organic soil, GMO FREE, and are not treated with any chemicals or pesticide.
Description is for educational purposes only.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
To my friends in HAWAII -- Due to the strict policy of Agriculture Department in the State of Hawaii, I cannot ship this plant since I cannot guarantee the arrival of your package due to customs inspections.
If you wish to try shipping the live plant, it is completely at your own risk. Please read on to see how it will be shipped.
Shipping live plants to Hawaii must be in bare root, or in soil-less medium. Method I ship will be using soil-less medium to keep the roots moist. Upon arrival the leaves may be wilted due to stress, but it should show signs of recovery within the week. Plants will need to be transplanted in organic soil as soon as possible, and kept in full shade until they a strong root system establishes. Once your package is shipped, it 2-3 business days to arrive, but please expect for delay due to customs. If you have any questions please contact me. Mahalo!
If you are purchasing more than 1 item please ask me for combined shipping rates. Thanks!