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Okinawa Spinach

12 reviews

Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 50cm
Position: Sun / part shade
Soil preference: Well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA

You will receive
- 1 Okinawa Spinach Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Gynura crepioides

Okinawan spinach is native to Indonesia and Japan. It also goes by the names Hong tsoi, Okinawa lettuce.

A low growing perennial plant to approx 70cm high. Okinawa spinach has yellow/orange thistle-like flowers. The leaves are green on top and purple underneath.

Will grow in full sun to part shade likes regular water during extreme heat. It will tolerate most soil types.

It loves tropical areas but will grow well in the subtropics and some temperate areas if protected during winter.

The leaves make a colourful addition to salads and sandwiches. Can be cooked lightly in a stir-fry or rice dish. In Japan, the leaves are dipped in batter and fried and served as Tempura.

The leaves are rich in protein, iron, potassium, calcium, vitamin A. The medicinal uses could be similar to Sambung but the research and reports from people about the benefits for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol is for the Sambung Gynura Procumbens.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.


Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)


We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)


We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.


We want you to be thrilled with your purchase from us. If you are not satisfied with an item and need to return it, we're here to help.

Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

Find out more about our Returns & Refunds.

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    SIVAA S.
    Australia Australia
    Okinawa Spinach

    thanks its still alive

    Chad K.
    Australia Australia
    Okinawa Spinach

    The plant arrived in great shape as always from Mudbrick Herb Cottage. I've purchased several plants before and have never had one arrive in unsatisfactory condition.

    Steve E.
    recently purchased Okinawa Spinach

    Plants arrived in the mail promptly and in very good condition. The packaging and quality of the plants themselves are well worth the cost. The second order of plants also arrived in good order, very happy.