Latin Name: Ipomoea aquatica
Common Names: Kangkong, Chinese spinach
Plant Type: Semi-aquatic Perennial
Growth: 10 ft in length
Light Requirement: Full sun
Water Requirement: Consistently moist soil
Water spinach is a long, leafy green vegetable with hollow stems that grows in water or damp soil. A member of the morning glory family, water spinach is used as a cooking vegetable as it is abundant and fast growing.