QuestionsHow to growVegetable GrowingTypesunknown plant 0 Vote Up Vote Down fons jaspers asked 14 years ago From a friend, I got what was called a ‘Spinach Tree’, no further info was given. Any idea, what kind of plant/care/use? 1 Answers 0 Vote Up Vote Down Gerry Daly Staff answered 5 years ago Chaya, a Mexican leaf vegetable, is also known as ‘tree spinach’ or ‘spurge nettle’. It is a member of the Euphorbia family, with stinging hairs and poisonous sap, and must be cooked. It is tender and cannot tolerate any frost.