Added to a salad, Okinawa spinach brings a spicy, lemon pepper taste. It can also be used in stir fry. While not a true spinach, it is a perfect substitute. Okinawa also makes a great groundcover. The leaves can be anywhere from 1.5-3 inches long and are shiny, dark green on top and iridescent purple underneath. A tough subtropical plant, the Okinawa tolerates hot temperatures but not cold ones. It may die back to the ground in freezing weather but usually returns during warm weather.
Average mature height: 1 foot
Light: Full to part sun
Soil: Average watering needs
Plant size.Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 3-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.