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Stevia rebaudiana (Sugar Plant or Sweet Herb of Paraguay)


Culinary

Tender Perennial
Height: 2 feet
Aspect: Summer = Shade. Winter = Sun
Soil Type: Moist
Uses: Culinary
Care: Keep shady and damp in summer. Keep inside and drier in winter
Usually available: March to September
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
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Stevia rebaudiana (Sugar Plant or Sweet Herb of Paraguay)

Stevia rebaudiana – Sugar Plant or Sweet Herb of Paraguay

Stevia rebaudiana – Sugar Plant or Sweet Herb of Paraguay is the famous sugar plant is ideal for those watching their sugar intake. There are different ways in which to use this plant. 1. Dry the leaves in the sun and then chop/grind them. Use this for a mild sweet taste. 2. Steep chopped/crushed leaves in a cup of warm water, leave overnight and use the resultant ‘syrup’. Use this method for a medium sweet taste. 3. Steep chopped/crushed leaves in a saucepan containing alcohol (highest proof as possible). Leave overnight then add water and simmer until the alcohol is removed and use the resultant syrup. Use this method for the sweetest taste (up to 200 times a s sweet as sugar. Prevent this plant from flowering or the sugar content can diminish. Treat as a very tender perennial and in winter, bring inside the house and leave on a windowsill.

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Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

Additional information

Weight .5 kg
Height

1 – 2 Foot

Life Cycle

Tender Perennial

Colour

Whites and Creams

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly

No

Medicinal

Not Medicinal

Planting Position

Semi-Shade, Shade

Herbs for Tea

No

Ideal for Tubs & Containers

Yes

Culinary Herbs

Desserts, Drinks

Scented

No Scent

Herb Group

Other

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