Stevia is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the Compositae family. It is widely used in confectionery as a sugar substitute and is known for its sweet taste which is 30-40 times sweeter than white sugar. Mall Agro’s online agriculture store is pleased to introduce Stevia seeds to its selection. Stevia is native to tropical regions of Central and South America, and over 200 species of sweet Stevia are recognized.
Stevia has fragile stems, and its leaves are elliptical and covered with hairs, which give them a mossy, dark green appearance. The plant blooms with tiny white flowers. Stevia requires light, heat, and constant humidity to grow and is highly heat-loving. It prefers fertile, well-drained soil and should be watered moderately. Stevia grows up to 50 cm in height, and the sowing rate is about 600 grams per hectare, with a planting scheme in a row and a distance between plants of 40-50 cm.
If you want to save your Stevia crop for the next year, you need to provide shelters that maintain the optimum temperature above zero, as Stevia is not winter-hardy. Stevia is an excellent addition to any garden and is easy to grow. Buy Stevia seeds from Mall Agro’s online agriculture store today and start enjoying this super sweet herb in your garden.