Stevia rebaudiana (Sweet Leaf)
Meethi Tulsi, Stevia, Sweet Leaf, Sweet Honey Leaf
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Stevia rebaudiana – Stevia. Stevia is a herbaceous perennial, which is normally used as a natural herbal sweetener. It is native to Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and Paraguay where the native Guarani have used it for over 1500 years to sweeten otherwise unpalatable medicinal drinks.
- Features:- It is a short plant, growing up to 2-3 ft in the wild and flowering from January to March in the southern hemisphere.
- Flowers:- Flowers are white, not showy. Stems are long, flattened and twisted with small grey green rounded leaves.The sweet leaves are used as sugar substitute.
- Special Character:- It has been used for more than 1500 years by the Guaraní people of Brazil and Paraguay, who called it “sweet herb” to sweeten the local yerba mate tea, as medicine, and as a “sweet treat”.
- Moisture & Soil:- It prefers well- drained soil with regular watering at tropic-sub tropic climate with any organic fertilizers.