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Ipomoea aquatica
SPINACH-KANG KONG-(ONG TSOI) also known as Water Spinach, is of South East Asian origin. It has long, jointed & hollow stems, which allow the vines to float on water or creep across muddy ground. Water spinach is an herbaceous aquatic or semi-aquatic perennial plant of the tropics or subtropics. Leaves are flat, and vary in shape depending on variety, from heart-shaped to long, narrow and arrow-shaped. Narrow leaves are 1-2.5 cm wide & 20-30cm long. Broad leaves are up to 5 cm wide & 15-25 cm long.

The leaves have a very pleasant, mild, sweet flavour & like many other leafy vegetables, the leaves are very nutritious, being rich in vitamins & minerals.



Germination Time (Days) 10 – 25
Harvest Time (Days) 50 – 70
Sowing Depth (mm) 5 – 10
Plant Spacing (cm) 30
Row Spacing (cm) 20
pH 6 – 7.5
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender Hardy
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings
Seed Preparation
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