9 responses to “Stevia rebaudiana”

  1. Dustin

    Interesting to learn a bit of the history. I often dry the leaves from the small plant in my garden in Northern California, and add it to my tea leaves for a bit of sweetening. Adds a subtle sweetness that I enjoy.

  2. Ronaldo Araújo

    Really Cool.

    Daniel, I always like to reply you entries but I have to look again to see if there is an answer, is there any way for us to be notified if someone replied?

    Thanks man, I love that

  3. Mark

    Too add to this, the genus Stevia is quite large! Upwards of 200 taxa! I am curious as to whether other members of the genus have interesting secondary compounds as well…

  4. Rita Squire

    Does anyone know if this particular Stevia will grow in northern Australia please . Does it require a lot of sun ?

  5. alphabetjohn

    A stevia plant was sold to me about five years ago as an annual—luckily it didn’t get the message, and it still thrives and even creates new plants. I’m in Memphis, Tennessee (USA,) where our last frost, officially in April, is often in March, and our first frost may not occur until December. Winter lows rarely fall below the Fahrenheit teens, and summer heat can go on a long time. I have it pretty much in full sun. I hope this helps Rita and anyone else that wants to grow it. Beautiful photo!

  6. Tierney R Rosenstock

    Sunflower? Huh, never would have guessed that

  7. Patrick Collins

    The flowers show it is quite far from the sunflowers in the sunflower, chicory, thistle, daisy, ragwort, mugwort, dahlia, marigold, yarrow, curry plant, Gerbera, Curio, etc. family.

    Stevia is in the tribe probably best known for Hemp Agrimony in Europe and Joe Pye Weed or boneset in America, the Eupatorieae.

  8. Di Higginson

    We grew it successfully at the Durban Botanic Gardens in the herb garden in full sun.
    The DBG is on the east coast ( Indian Ocean) in South Africa .
    My question is; what is it’s pollinator/s?

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