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Okinawan Spinach  

Gynura crepioides

'Okinawan Spinach' is a plant in the Gynura genus with a scientific name of Gynura crepioides.

Okinawan spinach is rich in iron and potassium, calcium, vitamin A, etc.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Dark orange. The mature flowers are of a pompon form. Okinawan Spinach grows as an annual/perennial and is a flowering edible vegetable / herb. Being an annual / perennial plant, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Normally grows with a mound-forming habit. Try planting Okinawan Spinach if you'd like to attract butterflies to your garden.

Okinawan Spinach is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Okinawan Spinach have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Okinawan Spinach

  • Full Sun

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  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. The USDA Zones typically associated with Okinawan Spinach are Zone 9 and Zone 11. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.6 and 6.5 as Okinawan Spinach likes to be in weakly acidic soil.

See our list of companion Plants for Okinawan Spinach to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Okinawan Spinach from seed

Transplanting Okinawan Spinach

Common Okinawan Spinach problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Okinawan Spinach plants:

Okinawan Spinach Folklore & Trivia

This plant is used medicinally as it is thought to lower cholesterol.

Other names for Okinawan Spinach

Latest Okinawan Spinach Reviews

  • 13 Sep 2012

    Kevalsha Kevalsha's Okinawan spinach was Reviewed day 331

    My Okinawan spinach has come back and now it is about two feet in diameter. It is taking over the garden!!!

    3 stars

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Okinawan Spinach care instructions

How long does Okinawan Spinach take to grow?

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