Longevity spinach is a tropical trailing plant with edible leaves. The plant is also called “Sabuñgai” or “Sambung Nyawa.” It belongs to the Asteraceae family and is native to Southeast Asia. Gardeners in different tropical regions across the world grow this plant, and recently it has gained popularity with U.S. gardeners.The longevity spinach is a perennial trailing vine. The stems are green and snap easily when bent. As the plant gets older the base becomes thicker and turns brown in color. The leaves have an opposite pattern and the older ones can reach around 6 inches long. The edge of the leaves has insignificant serrations that are barely noticeable. As the stem trails along the ground roots will grow into the soil from any part of the stem. Due to this, I think the plant makes a great ground cover.