Sweetleaf (Stevia Rebaudiana for pots) 20 seeds (#1826)
Annual plant with exceptionally sweet leaves, 20 times sweeter than sugar and at the same time containing very few calories.
Used as a natural sweetener to sweeten drinks and dishes. Recommended for people with diabetes, hypertension or lichen who care about lines. The steviosides, which give the leaves a sweet taste, are resistant to high temperatures and can therefore be used for baking and cooking.
Grow it as the indoor to harvest leaves year round or as the annual herb in the garden. Use either fresh green leaves or dry, pulverized or "powdered" leaves to sweeten drinks, salads and other foods.
We recommend it to start warm inside with a short cold/moist period.
Approximately 20 seeds in 10mg packet.
Genus - Stevia
Species - Rebaudiana
Variety - for pots
Common name - Sweetleaf
Pre-Treatment - Not-required, but recommended
Hardiness zones - 4 - 12
Height - 0,30 - 0,35 m
Spread - 0,40 m
Plant type - Perennial herb in warm climates
Exposure - Partial Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral
Soil type - Loam, Sand
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - Bedding Plant, Container, Edible, Herb/Vegetable, Houseplant, Tropical
Bloom season - Summer, Late Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White
Short cold and moist stratification recommended (~2 weeks).
Sow seeds anytime of the year in a pots and keep moist on the sunny window. Sow on the surface. Make sure the compost does not dry out till the germination.
Prick out the seedlings into individual pots. Enjoy!