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Stevia is the most popular and beneficial perennial herb plant which is famous for its extra sweet leaves. The leaves are 50-300 times sweeter than sugar and are the best substitute for sugar. Fresh stevia leaves are enjoyed in tea, smoothies, or as a sweet snack. Stevia is very easy to grow as it is a low-maintenance plant that grows for more than 3-5 years. Buy the best quality Stevia Sweet Leaves seeds Online at the best price in India from www.organicbazar.net with a good germination rate. 

About This Item

  • Number of Stevia (Sweet Leaves) Seeds: 300 Seeds
  • Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
  • Sowing season: Spring (the best months are February to March)
  • Mode of sowing: Direct or seedling
  • Germination temperature: 20-24 °C
  • Germination Time:10 to 15 days from sowing
  • Harvesting time: 60-120 days after sowing seeds
  • Plant vigor: Strong plant

What size grow bag is best for Stevia?

Stevia Growing Season In India 

Stevia thrives in warm climates and most gardeners plant it in the spring after the cold climate ends. Sow stevia seeds in the month of February to March; You can grow stevia indoors at any time throughout the season, but the plant should receive adequate sunlight. 

How To Grow Stevia In Container 

You can sow stevia seeds directly in large pots or by transplanting method, it grows well in both ways. To sow stevia seeds, select a pot 12-15 inches wide and deep with proper drainage holes. Stevia seeds germinate best at a temperature between 20-24 °C.

Stevia Sweet Leaves Seeds Sowing Method  

Take a  pot or grow bag, fill them with soil and add slow-release organic fertilizer (cow manure or vermicompost). Sow stevia seeds about 0.5 inches deep in the soil and at a distance of 3 inches. Water the soil immediately and keep the soil moist and place the pot in a sunny spot as stevia seeds need light to germinate. Stevia seeds germinate in about 10-15 days, they can germinate early or late depending on growing conditions.

If you have grown stevia in a seedling tray, you will need to plant them in larger pots when the seedlings are a few inches tall. To give extra space, plant only 2-3 plants in a pot.

Fertilizer For Stevia Plants

  • A regular dose of water-soluble food (such as PROM, PGP, neem cake, and mustard cake) should be given to the stevia plant, this will promote healthy leaf growth.
  • You can also add organic manure or compost to the soil for better plant growth.
  • Do not fertilize the stevia plant excessively, as there is a risk of disease.

Stevia Plants Care Tips

  • Soil – Use rich and well-drained soil with a ph of 6.7 to 7.2 for planting stevia.
  • Water – Stevia does not require much water, you should provide 1 inch of water per week, and keep the soil moist. Do not give overhead watering. 
  • Sunlight – Stevia plants require at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.
  • Temperature – The ideal stevia growing temperature is 18–35°C. Stevia cannot tolerate temperatures below 7°C. 
  • Common pests and diseases – Some pests such as snails and slugs attack stevia plants, and diseases leaf spot and root rot infect the plants. To get rid of the problem it would be right to spray neem oil on the stevia plants.
  • Pruning – To encourage the growth of new branches and leaves and enhance the flavor of stevia, it is very important to cut off dry and infected leaves and branches. If any flowers begin to appear, pinch or cut them off to prevent the plant from losing its flavor.
  • Mulching – Mulching is a good option to protect the stevia plant from the cold climate, for mulching add 2-3 inches of dry leaves, straw, grass, etc. on the soil. You can also keep your stevia pots indoors in winter.

Harvesting Of Stevia

  • Stevia becomes ready for harvesting within 2-4 months of planting. However, you can harvest the leaves when the stevia plant is large enough to use.
  • You can cut the leaves with a scissor as needed.
  • Regular harvesting will encourage more leaves.
  • Cut off the leaves before the plant flowers because the leaves become less sweet and bitter in taste after the stevia plant flowers.

Stevia Special Features

  • Common name – Candyleaf, sweetleaf, or sugarleaf
  • Scientific name – Stevia rebaudiana
  • Height – 1 to 3 feet
  • Level of growing – Easy

FAQ 

Can you grow stevia plants indoors?

You can grow stevia indoors but place the pot where the plant gets maximum light.

Can stevia grow in shade?

Stevia is a sun-loving plant that thrives in full sunlight. However, it can grow in shade during extremely hot weather. 

What temperatures can stevia tolerate?

Stevia can tolerate temperatures up to 8°C and cannot survive in temperatures below 7°C.

Does stevia come back every year?

Stevia is a perennial herb that comes back every year and can easily live for 3-5 years or more. 

Can stevia grow in pots?

Yes, you can grow stevia in pots but plant it in at least 12-15 inches wide and deep container. To give the extra space to the stevia, plant 2-3 seedlings per pot.  

Why are my stevia seeds not germinating?

Stevia seeds will not germinate because of improper growing conditions like not getting enough sunlight, sowing seeds too deep in the soil, overwatering, or under watering.

Note: Images are for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

Technical Details
Package Dimension 12*9
Item Weight 0.30mg
Net Quantity 300N
Colour
Assembly Required No
SKU Stevia-Sweet
Additional Information
Brand OrganicBazar
Country of Origin India
Manufacturer HEALTHUNBOX PRIVATE LIMITED
P NO 225, NEAR OF WATER TANK, VIPATPURA, Narsinghpur (M.P) 487001
Consumer Care Phone: 9513316259 | Email - support@organicbazar.net
Consumer Care Address P NO 225, NEAR OF WATER TANK, VIPATPURA, Narsinghpur (M.P) 487001
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