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1 Longevity Spinach, 1 Okinawa Spinach, tropical Perennial Edible Live Plants

1 Longevity Spinach, 1 Okinawa Spinach, tropical Perennial Edible Live Plants

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1 Longevity Spinach Live Plant and 1 Okinawa Spinach Live Plant, Handama, or Suizenjigusa, Gynura crepioides Live PlantsThis listing is for one Okinawa Spinach Live Plant and one Longevity Spinach Live Plant similar to the pictures showing. Both plants are more than 6 months aged. The plants are well rooted and will be shipped by carefully wraps. For long distance area, such as international, it may take several days in transportation, when you receive them, the leaves may become a little yellow as the last picture, which was provided by one of my UK customers, But just plant them in pot or garden like other vegetable, keep soil moisture and they will grow. Please do not plant them under direct sun before new roots coming out at least for 10 days. These plants will also grow in vase as the picture showing too. But if you plant them in vase, water needs to be changed every day until new roots coming out.****************************************************************************************************************************************************************Okinawa Spinach is a family of Longevity Spinach. The leaves of Okinawa Spinach are shiny dark green on top and iridescent purple underneath while the leaves of Longevity Spinach are both shiny dark green on top and underneath. Flowers of both plants have similar sharp and color.Okinawa and Longevity spinach (Gynura procumbens) are a leafy vegetable which origin from South Asia and have been introduced into the U.S. in recent years. As they have many health benefits, more and more people in the US grow them.In warm climates the plant is perennial, and will provide harvests for many years. In southern California, it harvests from spring to winter. The growth habit is spreading, with the floppy stems trailing on the ground or shelf.They grow well in full sun or part shade. Growth slows or stops in cold weather. Hard freeze will kill the top growth, but in spring the plant quickly regenerates from the root system. The leaves and young stems can be eaten raw or cooked. It is an excellent salad green. The leaves can also be used on sandwiches in place of lettuce. Stems can be chopped in soups, stews, or vegetable medleys in the same way you would use celery.In South Asian, it has been used, in folk medicine for generations, for treatment of inflammation, rheumatism and viral infections. Scientific studies have shown strong anti-inflammatory action and an ability to reduce type 2 diabetes.