Also known as "Candyleaf," Stevia is a popular natural sweetener that you can grow at home! It has a low glycemic impact and is thought to be 300 times sweeter than regular sugar. Dry the leaves or use fresh in tea, and trim back starting when the plant is 8 inches tall to avoid lankiness and to encourage leaf production. Native to Paraguay and other tropical areas of South America.
Full sun with some afternoon shade if possible, keep evenly moist with good air circulation, similar cultivation as basil.
Watch for pests like aphids, spider mites, and mealy bugs.
Height and space: 1-2ft
Protect under 45F temperature