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Malabar Spinach Plant

  • - Spacing: 9 inches
  • - Days to Harvest: 40
  • - A climber that loves the heat
  • - Each 3-Inch Pot contains 2 Malabar Spinach Plants
Plant Features

Malabar Spinach is a fast-growing, climbing variety that produces large, thick leaves with a mild, slightly peppery flavor and a hint of citrus. The young leaves can be eaten fresh in salads, steamed or boiled. It can also be used to thicken soups and stews.

Our Malabar Spinach Plants are grown with a commitment to natural methods, ensuring they're healthy and robust. Guaranteed to arrive alive and thriving!

Spinach Companion Plants: Strawberry

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Watering Needs Consistently moist, but not waterlogged
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer Every 4-6 weeks
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Growing Support Netting, Trellis
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Garden Spacing 9-Inches if grown vertically, 4 feet otherwise
When to harvest When stems and leaves are young
Production Time Multiply Pickings
Habit Climbing
Foliage Color Green
Features Heat tolerant
Plant Used for Food Production
Plant Type Open-Pollinated

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Malobar Spinach

This is a beautiful plant. I am getting a support for it because it is sending out shoots and twining. Last night I cut off a few leaves that were gigantic and had it with grilled hamburgers. Happy! I am going to make lamb wraps this week. Happier!

From Karen | August 06, 2023

Best Crop of the Year!

This isn’t a true spinach, but it grows and tastes much better (it’s an East Asian cultivar that does well in heat and humidity). It has similar texture to spinach with more flavor, and it doesn’t wilt! I grew this plant on a 7” tall squash tunnel and in 6 weeks, it had grown about 20ft total. Very productive crop that has withstood high heat, humidity, and downpours like a champ. This is the star of my garden this year and the spinach salad is incredible. Highly recommended, but make sure you have lots of climbing space! A little trellis won’t do.

From Maya | August 04, 2022

Workhorse of a plant!

We are having the hottest, most humid summer, EVER, here in Georgia, and the Malabar Spinach in unfazed. Great substitute for regular spinach and just keep producing!

From Kathryn | July 13, 2022


These plants arrived well packaged and healthy. They are growing well and my son can't wait to have some. Thanks Grow Joy. As always beautiful plants.

From Ava | May 10, 2022

Nice spinach

Beautiful packaging and doing well in the cooler weather

From Deborah | October 14, 2021

Arrived healthy and happy

Excited to grow a perennial green! Plant arrived in great shape.

From Asgerdur | October 13, 2020

Trying something new

I had never heard of this type of spinach. However, since I grow all my veggies in pots and love spinach, it seemed like a perfect match! The plant arrived quickly, in creative packaging, and looked healthy. I think it’s already grown some!

From Becki | September 19, 2020

Nice plant ships well

These spinach plants seem to do really well, even in harsh shipping conditions. For my first shipment it was very hot and there was a UPS glitch. Other plants in order didn't survive (GrowJoy made good on this) but the spinach came through fine. Second order, an unusual cold snap, but the spinach was still fine.

From Cheryl | September 16, 2020

Perfect purchase

Great experience. Plants arrived intact. Can't wait for my next purchase.

From Anthony | August 02, 2020


shipped well

From Tania | July 22, 2020