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Cape Spinach

Prenia vanrensburgii

Also known as

Sea Pumpkin, Seepampoen, Strandspinasie

Full Sun
Easy care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cape Spinach Overview

A fast-growing, short-lived perennial succulent, endemic to the sunny, windy, littoral seafront or shoreline zone in the coastal parts of the eastern part of the Western Cape. It is a useful ornamental plant, ideal for seafront gardens. It has flat, egg-shaped leaves with white flowers in spring. Easily grown from cuttings. The leaves and stems are edible, and delicious when prepared in a stew. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

Special features of Cape Spinach

Drought resistant

Attracts bees

Other uses of Cape Spinach



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