How to grow Stevia plant

Stevia plant grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Stevia also known as Sweet leaf or Sugarleaf, Stevia perennial evergreen plant and in cold climate grow as annual, grow as evergreen plant, grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 11+ as perennial 5+ as annual.

Stevia plant leaves

Leaves edible green, oval to linear shape with serrated edges, the taste is very sweet,

Flower color white grow in clusters

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How to grow Stevia plant growing and care:

Warm climate

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring as annual, all year as perrenial

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Trim the blossom and dead leaves

Size of the plant?
30-70 cm, 12-28 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small white flower grow in the top of the stems in groups

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning unless there is need in the seeds

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish possible to take the leaves with the branches

Information about leaves:
Leaves edible green, oval to linear shape with serrated edges

Uses of Stevia plant leaves:
Beverage, sweetener

Scientific name:

Stevia rebaudiana

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Beverage
  • Spices
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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