Stevia Sweet Herb
Stevia is a sweet herb that has been used for centuries as a natural sweetener. Stevia Sweet Herb is native to South America and has been used by the indigenous people of Paraguay for over 1,500 years. Stevia is about 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar, but it does not have any calories or carbohydrates. This makes it a popular choice for people who are trying to lose weight or control their blood sugar levels.
Features of Stevia Sweet Herb:
- Natural sweetener
Growing Requirements For Stevia Plant:
To optimize vegetative growth, full sun and more than 15 hours of daylight are preferable. A little afternoon shade is helpful in hot climates.
potting mix or soil that drains well. These plants frequently do well in raised beds.
Instead of using artificial fertilizers, which might result in lush growth and less sweet growth, use compost or organic waste in the soil. Additionally, plants that have received too much fertilizer are more susceptible to illness.
stable soil moisture. Wild stevia typically grows close to water sources, when the soil is damp but not soggy. Even soil moisture can be maintained by using organic mulch.
Space to grow: Plants can spread out and grow between 1 and 3 feet tall (shorter in temperate climates). Use a pot with a diameter of one foot or greater, or position your garden plant beds 18 inches apart.
Plants may overwinter in hardiness zones 8 or higher due to the protection from frost. If you wish to keep plants in colder climates from year to year, bring them inside before the first harsh frost.
A well-cared-for stevia plant can yield for three to five years or longer, but it loses vitality as it ages. Plants can be started from cuttings or through natural layering. (Where a stem expands and makes contact with the ground, plants frequently take root.)