Water spinach grow and care – herbaceous vine of the genus Ipomoea also known as Ipomoea aquatica, Water spinach is perennial evergreen but can grow also as annual plant and also used as ornamental plant can grow in tropic, subtropical or mediterranean and as annual in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as perennial 6+ as annual.

Flower color white petals, more close to the inner part more purple

Water spinach leaves

Leaves edible in light green color the shape arrowhead the leaf grow on stems, the stems are also edible

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How to grow Water spinach growing and care:

Moist soil or water environment, trellising

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, invasive

Planting season:
Spring (as annual) / spring, summer, autumn as perennial

Pests and diseases:
Weevil, moth, whitefly, aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
More for design

Size of the plant?
2-6 m, 6-18 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 / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White petals, more close to the inner part more purple

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish can be cut with the stems

Information about leaves:
Leaves color light green the shape arrowhead the leaf grow on stems

Uses of Water spinach leaves:
Eaten raw, stir fry, cooked

Scientific name:

Ipomoea aquatica

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