Stevia Sweet Herb
A Good Houseplant for a Sunny Window -- and Great in the Garden, Too!
Stevia is easy to use, too. Just drop a leaf into hot or cold drinks, or use it like a bay leaf to sweeten meat and vegetables dishes while they cook -- it's heat-stable! Grind the dried leaves and sprinkle them into cereals and other cold dishes as you would sugar. You can even extract the oil!
The plant is a tender perennial for sowing indoors in a brightly-lit spot. It needs well-drained soil and very little else to grow vigorously, sporting small white flowers in summer. Plant reaches 1 foot tall and about 1 1/2 feet wide. Enjoy! Pack of 6 plants.
|Zone||10 - 11|
|Additional Characteristics||Easy Care Plants, Edible, Flower, Herbs, Indoor Growing|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Harvest Season||Late Summer|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Beds, Cuisine, Houseplant|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|