Red Malabar Spinach

Basella rubra

Similar to green malabar spinach in culinary uses, red malabar spinach has a more attenuated appearance with deep red leaves and stems and tiny, bright pink-flower clusters. Very ornamental!

Water: Likes water and humidity

Hardiness: Tropical, frost tender. A good plant to grow in a greenhouse.

Habit: An edible perennial 10’+ vine

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Sandy loam soils rich in organic matter

Origin: Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and New Guinea

Red Malabar Spinach