I am cloning these as fast as I can because I want to eat more of them! It is hard to have just one favorite plant, but this could be mine. It has everything that I like! Malabar Spinach loves hot weather and resists pests. It is beautiful, vining, nutritious, tasty, and now I am seeing buds and diminutive flowers. Stem cuttings root in plain water in ten days, and once the plants are cloned they can be left to grow in water, adding liquid nutrients on a schedule, or hardened off and planted in soil. The fast growing vine will spread like ivy and cover a wall or a shed with edible landscaping.
The plant pictured here is just growing in a glass of water near one of my LED AeroGarden planters. I put a few clay pellets in the water to hold the stem upright. It is not in an ebb and flow container, but every now and then I pour off the water and then pour the same water back into the glass to give the roots some air, and of course I top the water off every few days to keep the roots from drying out.