Ipomoea aquatica aka Chinese Water Spinach


Common names

Chinese Water Spinach, Swamp Morning Glory, Water Convolvulus

How to care for Chinese Water Spinach


With its straightforward care requirements, Chinese Water Spinach is a hassle-free plant that anyone can enjoy.


Chinese Water Spinach should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


Chinese Water Spinach loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.


Chinese Water Spinach requires abundant, bright, and direct light to thrive. The best placement for this plant is within one foot of a window to ensure it receives enough light. If you live in an area with more extreme weather, such as hot summers or cold winters, you may need to adjust the placement of the plant accordingly. During hot summer months, it is important to place the plant away from full sun, as this can cause the leaves to yellow or burn. During cold winter months, it is best to move the plant closer to the window to take advantage of the extra light that can help it survive. By keeping an eye on the current weather in your area, you can make sure your Swamp Morning Glory is always in the right place to thrive.


There is no verified data on the toxicity of this plant in the records of Ploi. If any person, including yourself, a family member, or a pet, consume plant material with an uncertain toxicity level, it is advisable to seek the advice of a healthcare expert.


No extra humidity is necessary for the Chinese Water Spinach. Absorption of water by plants is primarily done through their roots, and soil watering is the most effective method to provide humidity to your plants.

Region of origin

Chinese Water Spinach’s native range is Worldwide.

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