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A short tropical vine that is also known as water spinach, suited to moist hot situations. Young shoots are eaten raw or cooked, and older shoots are cooked.
Ideal for swampy places and water gardens. Practically all parts of the young plants are eaten. Since older stems become fibrous, young succulent tips are preferred. These are eaten fresh or cooked like spinach. Water spinach is a frost-sensitive plant.
Kang kong is closely related to sweet potato as well as to "morning glory" (Ipomoea)
Adaptable to a range of climates from temperate to tropical grows in water or moist soils in the warmer months. Can be grown in containers in a warm position in cooler climates given enough water. Optimal temperatures for growth are between 23-29 °C (75- 85 °F) Frost sensitive.
Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Spring to Summer
Sow: Soak seed for 24 hours. Sow 5mm deep.
Germination: 14-21 days.
Keep warm and moist. Requires heat to germinate.
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