Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) - 50 Seeds

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Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) - 50 Seeds

• Heirloom
• Non-GMO
• Open Pollinated
• American Grown Seeds
• Tender Perennial 
• USDA Zones: 8-12 (Can be Grown in Cooler Zones as an Annual)

Stevia, also known as sweetleaf or sugarleaf, is a natural sweetener that's gaining popularity as a healthy alternative to sugar. This tender perennial herb is native to South America and is celebrated for its intensely sweet leaves, which can be used fresh, dried, or processed to make stevia extract. Stevia is an excellent container plant, making it perfect for patios, balconies, or sunny windowsills.

Please Note: Stevia has a naturally low germination rate of about 30%.

Stevia rebaudiana natively grows in infertile, acid sand or muck soils yet it will grow well on a wide range of soils given a consistent supply of moisture and adequate drainage. Surface sow stevia in spring once all chances of frost have passed when soil temps are 75° or greater. Space stevia plants 18 inches apart or plant them in 12-inch containers in full sun and feed regularly with a water-soluble plant food to promote healthy growth. It's important not to overwater stevia. Water once the top inch of soil becomes dry. Harvest once the leaves are large enough to use.