Stevia


Stevia rebaudiana

Size:
Shrub up to 0.5m (h)

Position:
Full - part sun

Seed:
Sow in Spring

Care:
Protect from frost during Winter. Pinch new growth to promote new leaves and prevent flowering. For best results, feed with a liquid fertiliser (like 'Powerfeed') once every 7-10 days. If planting Sage in the ground, incorporate compost into the soil.  If planting in a pot, be sure to use good quality potting mix.

Uses:
Culinary. Traditionally used as a natural sweetener for teas and medicines in Brazil and Paraguay for hundreds of years. Active compounds of Stevia have up to 150 times the amount of sweetness as sugar with no  calories. Some studies suggest that Stevia can lower blood pressure.

Available sizes:
10cm pots             
            

Please note that plants are often subject to seasonal availability and growers' stocking levels.
     




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