Brazilian Spinach (Sissoo spinach)

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Sissoo spinach, also known as "Brazilian spinach", "Bayam Brazil", "Sambu", and "Samba lettuce", is a tropical edible groundcover of the genus Alternanthera used as a leaf vegetable.
  • Although it is referred to scientifically as Alternanthera sissoohort., there are no known scientific descriptions of its taxonomy.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • It will tolerate most soils although it prefers a moderate to rich loam, it dislikes waterlogging.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • A NPK of 10-10-10 is successful, but a 15-10-10 is preferred.
  • Before planting, use a granular fertilizer.
  • Then switch to a water-soluble fertilizer once the plants are established.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Plant in full sun to medium shade.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Spinach needs about one to one and a half inches of rain or irrigation per week.
  • If you don't get any rain, you will need to manually water your spinach plants.
  • Instead of one long deep soak, spinach plants will do better with three or four light waterings per week.

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