Longevity Spinach is the ultimate windowsill super food! This easy to grow, nutrient dense plant from Southeast Asia will provide you with an abundance of nutritious leafy greens all year long. Grow it as an annual in your vegetable garden or keep it on a windowsill for a continuous harvest of all the stir fry greens you could ever need. Longevity Spinach has long been used in Southeast Asia and is known for its many medicinal qualities and use as a natural treatment for diabetes, high blood pressure and warding off inflammation. Throw it in soups, on sandwiches, in smoothies or teas! It is as nutritious as it is easy to grow!
Latin Name: Gynura procumbens
Site and Soil: This green grows well in sun or shade but semi-shade is preferred
Hardiness: This plant can tolerate a light frost and grow back from the roots but should be grown indoors in areas that receive freezing temperatures
Bearing Age: Immediately
Size at Maturity: 1 foot tall
Pests & Diseases: Longevity Spinach does not appear to be susceptible to any pests or diseases in our climate
USDA Zone: 9-11