Latin Name: (Gynura Procumbens)
Growth & Light: Partial Shade Light Shade, spreading nature.
Water Requirement: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Season: Summer green, sensitive to frost
Zone: 9 to 11
Description: Also called Leaves of the Gods, is the green cousin of Okinawa spinach. The name “Longevity” could refer to its purported health benefits in lowering blood sugar, inflammation, and cholesterol. Longevity Spinach is a low-growing, semi-succulent leafy vegetable that's very popular in Southeast Asia, its home turf. It's a tender tropical, that is easily cultivated and should be part of your summer vegetable greens gardens. It grows quickly, appreciates rich soil, warmth, and frequent moisture, and is resilient during times of stress. The mild, tender leaves are delicious in salads and stews, and possess documented health benefits. This rambling plant is suitable for larger containers, and can be pruned for indoor overwintering if one wants edible foliage year round.
NEXT AVAILABLE DATE: August 30th, 2020