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:
Pests and diseases:
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:
Average amount of water / big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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:
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