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Okinawa spinach (Gynura bicolor)

Okinawan spinach

Okinawan Spinach

Highly nutritious and medicinally said to lower cholesterol levels, this plant is a great addition to any herb or vegetable garden, as well as being a strikingly beautiful feature plant in the aesthetic garden.

With its sprawling habit, you can easily let it grow as a ground cover, or train it up against a trellis for some extra vertical appeal. Okinawan spinach is a perennial and although it flowers late summer through autumn, rarely does it strike from seed, but is easily propagated from cuttings. The leaves are somewhat thick and glossy and are deep green on the upper side while being purple underneath.


 Size: height 90cm spread 90cm
 Position: full sun

Full sun

part shade

Part Sun


Well-drained soil





  1. I would like to buy this Okinawan Spinach. Please advise how can I get it. Thanks

    1. Thanks for contacting us, Jasmine. I currently have new cuttings rooting, which will be ready in about a week or two. I do have 3 young plants from last season too, which are healthy and even starting to flower. I am based in Stanmore Bay, on the Hibiscus Coast, north of Auckland. If you contact me via, we can work out how best to get the Okinawa Spinach to you.

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