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Sweet Leaf Plant

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The Natural Sugar Substitute

A perennial shrub in Zones 8-11, this lovely little plant makes a perfect houseplant no matter where you live. Incredibly, dried leaves are nearly 300 times sweeter than sugar. Sweet Leaf is very low in calories and is gaining popularity as a sugar substitute. Can be used in baking and to sweeten hot liquid such as coffee or tea just chewing a few leaves is sure to knock out the worst sugar craving! Potted plants.

Zones: 8 - 10.
Height: 10 inches.
Shade Requirement: Full sun.

Sweet Leaf - Pkt
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  • For each offer ordered, get approx. 25 seeds per pkt.
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Sweet Leaf - Plant
  • 13906
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Sweet Leaf Plant Product Details

Botanical Name: Stevia Rebaudiana

Height: 10 inches.

Spacing: 18 - 24 inches.

Depth: Plant at same depth as the pot it arrives in.

Sun/Shade: Full sun.

Foliage: Oval-shaped, tiny leaves.

Blooms: Fall for about two months.

Soil Requirements: Tolerant to a wide variety of soils.

Growth Rate: N/A

Pruning: For best foliar harvest, keep stevia cut back to prevent flowering.

Comments: 300 times sweeter than sugar. Treat as a houseplant in Winter. However, it can be set outside during the Summer months. Harvest at end of season. Leaves are sweetest when mature and temperatures are around 60 F. Sweetner is best extracted by soaking dried leaves in boiling water, squeezing them dry and removing them. Liquid can be stored in refrigerator and used as needed. Dried leaves are approximately 10 times sweet as an equivalent weight of sugar (1/2 gram of dried leaves equals 5 grams of sugar).

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2010-04-25
Died twice!
Reviewed By: Elizabeth (Cheyenne, Wyoming)
Not wanting to give up on this plant just yet, Gurney's is replacing it for the 3rd time. The first time it arrived in poor condition and was pretty much already dead. Gurney's replaced it and the second one lived a couple months before dying. Granted, I live in Wyoming, but i keep this plant indoors.....If the 3rd one doesn't live...I give up and will try some other plants!


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2009-08-20
Interesting and prolific
Reviewed By: Tristyn (Atlanta, GA)
"I received this little guy in my Spring shipment. It arrived in good shape with a little foliage- about 5"" high. I put it in a self watering container and gave it to my mom in SC to care for while I was away during the Summer. Three months later it was a goliath of a plant. It didn't stay compact at all, but rather sent several long woody stems draping over the sides of the container with lots of foliage on them. I've removed those stems in an attempt to encourage the plant to stay small and bushy. The leaves are certainly sweet- but also a little bitter in this summer heat. I'm guessing they sweeten up more when the temperatures fall off later in the season. Overall I'd say it's a worthwhile investment. Next time I'll wait until Fall to trim back this zealous plant so the leaves will be sweeter. "


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2009-03-10
honey leaf
Reviewed By: Linda (Pensacola, Florida)
We just started growing our plant and just one taste from a leaf and you know this plant lives up to its reputation.. it is very very sweet and goooood.


Sweet Leaf - Pkt
  • 02159
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get approx. 25 seeds per pkt.
  • $4.99
Sweet Leaf - Plant
  • 13906
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get plant.
  • Out of Stock


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