A tropical plant, Malabar Spinach thrives in the heat. This vine grows up to 14 feet tall, so you’ll want to train it to a stake or trellis. Ideal for soups, salads and stir-fries alike, Malabar Spinach can be prepared as spinach is cooked. Do be careful not to overcook it, as it becomes slimy. Exceptionally nutritious, these varieties are also quite striking additions to the garden. In China the leaves and roots are sometimes used medicinally for digestive problems. Check out our you tube videos for seed starting and growing tips , as well as other spinach varieties we offer on this site. Also known as Basella, Vietnamese spinach, rau mồng tơi, or P̄hạk k̄hom h̄ūkwāng.