Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) Plant

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Description

Stevia rebaudiana is a plant species in the genus Stevia of the sunflower family (Asteraceae), commonly known as candyleaf, sweetleaf, sweet leaf, or sugarleaf.  Stevia is a tender perennial native to parts of Brazil and Paraguay that favors humid, wet environments, although the root does not tolerate standing water. Stevia is widely grown for its sweet leaves, which are the source of sweetener products known generically as stevia and sold under various trade names.
Type:Annual
Family:Asteraceae
Growing Zones:10 – 11
Native Range:Paraguay
Mature Height:12 – 36 inches
Mature Width:15 – 18 inches
Spacing:12 – 15 inches
Sunlight:Full Sun
Water:Moist
Soil Type:Average
Growth Rate:Moderate
Leaf Description:Small, sweet flavor
Bloom Time:Late Summer
Bloom Description:White
Harvest:Leaf
Harvest Time:Summer
Drought Tolerance:Poor
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