Scientific Name: Stevia rebaudiana
Plant Habit : Upright
Spacing : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)
Height : 18 - 30" (46 - 76cm)
Width : 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
-Although stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) looks like an average green plant, it is an exciting choice for the herb garden because of the natural, calorie-free sweetness found in its leaves. Appreciated by diabetics and dieters.
-If you garden in containers, give your stevia plant at least a 12-inch pot with a quality potting mix. Place it in full sun, and water whenever the top inch of potting soil feels dry.
-Use the fresh leaves during the growing season to sweeten tea. The sweetness in the leaves is approximately one-fourth as concentrated as the white, powdered stevia sold at the store.