Delicious, nutritious and fast growing this water spinach is a semi-aquatic, tropical plant grown as a vegetable for its tender shoots and leaves. Widely cultivated and used in South-East Asia, it has light green oval leaves and its stems are hollow so they float on water. Ideal for warm areas as the creeper prefers hot, humid conditions and even boggy soil. Both the leaves and succulent stems are edible and can be eaten fresh, steamed, sautéed or used in stir fries.
Contains average 15 seeds.
Sow in seed trays or directly where they are to grow in a container, garden or a pond. Contain in tropics where it can get invasive. Sow seed 10mm (1/2in) deep, firm down gently and keep moist. Keep well-watered at all times. If grown in a pot keep the pot partly submerged in water for constant moisture. Harvest as needed.
Keep well watered at all times. If grown in a pot keep the pot partly submerged in water for constant moisture.