Brazilian spinach growing herbaceous of the genus Alternanthera also known as Sissoo spinach, Brazilian spinach perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Brazilian spinach leaves

Leaves ediblr fleshy in the shape ovate to shapeless the structure is wavy to curly and the color green leaves.

Flower color is white, small flowers and insignificant.

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Requirements for Brazilian spinach growing and care:


What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction / Seed (mostly not viable)

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, ants

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead branches

Size of the plant?
30-50cm, (12-20 inches) but  mostly grow wide

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small white flowers

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
After establishes cut the leaves with the branches

Information about leaves:
Leaves fleshy in the shape ovate to shapeless the structure is wavy to curly and the color green leaves

Uses of Brazilian spinach leaves:
Eat raw, cooked, stir fry, salad

Scientific name:

Alternanthera sissoo

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