Okinawa Spinach

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Okinawa Spinach is a nutritious and delicious leafy green that is easy to grow and perfect for salads or stir-fries. Order online now and enjoy fresh, homegrown greens in your meals.


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Product Description

Okinawa Spinach: Exotic Greens

Culinary Purposes:

Known for its mild, spinach-like flavor, Okinawa Spinach (Gynura crepioides) is a versatile ingredient in various culinary creations. Its tender leaves can be used raw in salads, sandwiches, and wraps, or cooked in stir-fries, soups, and omelets. This leafy green adds a pop of color and nutrition to your dishes, offering a unique twist on traditional spinach.

Medical Purposes

No Known Medical Purposes

What to Know About the Plant

Okinawa Spinach features vibrant green leaves with purple undersides, creating a visually stunning contrast in your garden. This perennial herb can grow up to 2-3 feet tall, producing cascading branches of foliage that are both ornamental and edible. When crushed, the leaves emit a subtle, earthy aroma that enhances the overall sensory experience of your garden.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Integrate Okinawa Spinach into your fruitscape design to add a touch of exotic flair and functionality. This herb pairs well with fruit trees like citrus (e.g., mandarin orange, lemon), enhancing the tropical vibes of your landscape. Berry plants such as strawberries or raspberries can also thrive alongside Okinawa Spinach, creating a dynamic mix of flavors and textures. Additionally, herbs like basil, cilantro, and oregano complement the unique taste profile of Okinawa Spinach, allowing you to create cohesive and flavorful dishes from your garden harvest.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we ensure that your Okinawa Spinach is shipped 100% in pot, guaranteeing a seamless transition from our nursery to your garden. Our superior packaging and easy shipping make plant delivery a breeze, so you can enjoy the convenience of online shopping without compromising on quality. As a nationally renowned, family-owned and operated online nursery, we bring a trusted, local-friendly vibe to your plant-buying experience. Elevate your garden with the exotic charm of Okinawa Spinach and explore the endless possibilities of fruitscaping with us today.

Planting & Care
Fruitscaping with Herbs & Veggies

Every good kitchen garden needs to have an herb section. A walk through a garden planted with herbs is truly a sensual experience. Their beautifully textured leaves invite you to stop and touch them, and then reward you with a delightful array of heavenly scents. Herbs can serve many functions in the edible landscape, creepers like oregano, mints and thyme make great ground cover. Low growers like sage, chives and perennial onions are good for edging flower beds and will help in insect control. Taller evergreens like rosemary are wonderful used as low hedges or for planting around the foundation of houses. Herbs also lend themselves well to being grown in containers. Tuck a few pots close to the kitchen so they’ll be handy when you need them.

Growing your own herbs is well worth the effort. The quality and flavor of fresh picked herbs is so much better than the dried products you find in the grocery store. Our climate makes it possible to grow a very wide range of herbs. The hot humid summer are perfect for herbs like basil, Thai ginger and tea camellias. Try the more Mediterranean herbs like lavender,  sage and Thyme in the winter time, they love the cool and are less apt to succumb to fungus.

Growing Guide

We do not currently have a growing guide for Herbs and Veggies.  We are working on this and will add it in the near future.  Contact us if you have questions on how to plant and nurture your plants, and we will be glad to have one of our gardeners assist you.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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