How to grow Spinach tree

Spinach tree growing shrub of the genus Chenopodium also known as Magenta Spreen, Spinach tree annual plant and used as edible plant but used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2+.

Spinach tree leaves

Leaves are edible, color of the leaves green, the young leaves are purple and the texture like velvet, also the stem change the color to purple.

Flower color purple-red inflorescence grow on stalk, the seeds also edible

Don’t be confused with Chaya (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius) that also known as Tree spinach

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Requirements for Spinach tree growing and care:

Sometime need to hold it with stick

What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Apids, prodenia

Pruning season:
Summer / Autumn

How to prune:
Recommend to prune the flowers

Size of the plant?
1-2.5 m, 3-8 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

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

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Purple small flowers, inflorescence stalk

Thinning the bloom:
Possible to do that If you eat the leaves and don’t used the seeds

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
Cut the stems or just leaves from the base

Information about leaves:
Green leaves ,purple when the leaves young, the texture like velvet

Uses of Spinach tree leaves:
Eaten raw, salad, stir fry, cooked

Scientific name:

Chenopodium giganteum

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone