Home Garden series presents "Sweetheart" candyleaf (Stevia rebaudiana) for indoor and balcony cultivation, a sought after annual plant, commonly known as natural, organic and healthy sweetener. Extract from its plants constitutes a valuable alternative to sugar, as it is both sweet and presents high nutritional value. Candyleaf does not increase glucose level in blood, hence it can be consumed by people on diet. Its appetizing leaves are a rich source of vitamins and essential oils with antiseptic effects.
In order to grow a tuft of soft, vividly green candyleaf leaves in a pot, one sows the seeds into light, humous standard soil in spring. The container should have a layer of drainage, e.g. coarse gravel at the bottom. This plant needs regular watering and a sunny, warm, sheltered site. Leaves for drying or raw consumption in refreshing drinks can be harvested late in summer and in autumn.
Each package contains 0.008 g of "Sweetheart" candyleaf seeds for indoor and balcony cultivation. A growing guide and the sow-by date have been included in the product information.
- Weight: 0.008 g
- Use: fresh and dried leaves used as sweetener
- Harvest time: late summer - autumn
- Vegetation form: annual
- Site: Indoors, sunny, warm, sheltered; light, humous soil with a drainage layer