Stevia rebaudiana (sugar plant)

£4.75
Aspect:
Full Sun
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types
Colour:
White

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Plant Details

Now widely used in the food and drink industry as a sugar substitute, it has been grown for centurties in South America for it's naturally-sweet leaves. Said to have up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar.

A bushy plant with small white flowers.

Requires protection from frost. Will happily over winter on a cool window sill or frost-free conservatory.

This attractive, white-flowered cultivar is known for its branching habit, which creates a naturally bushy plant.

Height: 45cm 

Common name(s): Sugarleaf; Sweetleaf, Candyleaf, Sugar plant, Sweet Herb of Paraguay

Picture: Ethel Aardvark [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.