Sweeten iced tea with stevia syrup instead of sugar.


(Stevia rebaudiana)
  • Type: Perennial in zones 9 to 11
  • Planting time: Spring
  • Features: Green leaves that taste very sweet
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil: Light, well drained, let dry between waterings
  • Plant spacing: 18 inches
  • Plant size: 12 to 36 inches tall
  • Garden uses: Herb gardens and containers
  • Culinary uses: Sweeten teas, lemonade, and other beverages

Also called sweetleaf for the very sweet taste of its leaves. An herb member of the chrysanthemum family that is native to parts of Brazil, where it grows wild as a small shrub. Grow it in containers or in the garden. It’s a great way to sweeten iced tea and other beverages without adding calories. It is reliably perennial in zones 9 to 11 and may overwinter in zone 8 with protection.

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Stevia is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stevia My plant lasted a whole 2 weeks, wilted and died.... Ugh
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stevia Been using Stevia for Three years now, love the taste with my green tea. At the end of summer I dry my plants, strip the leaves and grind them in a coffee grinder. I but loose bags for tea to sweeten any drinks.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Diabetic Approved. Taste Great. I bought this plant at the end of May. Loved it so much that I went back and bought 3 more plants. I'm a diabetic and had given up sugar. My stevia plants are now letting me enjoy sweet tea and lemonade again. The taste is different than sugar but I love it. I use it with my chocolate mint to make tea often. Very easy to grow. I have it in my garden next to my tomatoes and chocolate mint and it's going well.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good website. Nice selection of plants.,easy of purchase, Walmart. Like package they come in.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Plant that grows well So, I actually bought this plant around 10 months ago, and the plant didn't start well at first., During the sixth month, this thing grew up to be very substantial and a good alternative to sugar. So, right now this plant is growing crazy thanks, to the sunniest spot in my garden. Used a lot of clipping and the plant is starting to bloom. So, this plant is actually very sasy to grow, and it is my favorite plant in my herb garden besides my red shiso plant.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Natural great taste with no harmful chemicals: I've been using Stevia for 3 years. I was a sugar lover looking for a tasty, healthy substitute; and I found it in Stevia. Now, I'm ready to grow my own Stevia plants!
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stevia here in Texas grows all year round. I wish I would have read your information earlier. Yes you do want to keep it trimmed. It will get leggy fast if you do not and break easy as well.
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Planted stevia in my vegetable garden, not really thinking it would survive. It grew to three feet high. Love Stevia, would grab a leaf outside to get rid of the "sugar" need. Great in tea. Dried the leaves. Cut the plant back, HOPING it comes back in spring. I'm in zone 8b. If not will definitely buy another one, or two, or....
Date published: 2016-02-18
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