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Stevia rebaudiana (Sugar Plant or Sweet Herb of Paraguay)


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: April to September
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 6 - see 'Description' tab below

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

This plant is LEVEL 6 – Not hardy – requires a heated environment over winter months such as the house

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).

Additional information

Weight.5 kg

1 – 2 Foot

Life Cycle

Tender Perennial


Whites and Creams

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly



Not Medicinal

Planting Position

Semi-Shade, Shade

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers


Culinary Herbs

Desserts, Drinks


No Scent

Herb Group




Width / Spread



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