Water spinach growing 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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Requirements for 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:
Spring (as annual) / spring, summer, autumn as perennial
Pests and diseases:
Weevil, moth, whitefly, aphids
How to prune:
More for design
Size of the plant?
2-6 m, 6-18 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
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:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
White petals, more close to the inner part more purple
Pollination is done by:
Leaves harvesting season:
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