Stevia

甜菊​

(Stevia rebaudiana)

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Growing Facts

Hong Kong Warm Growing Season (May-August)

At least 8 hours of sunlight daily

Stevia grows best in full sun, although it will tolerate part shade

Moderate amount of water

Grow in a container that is 12 inches deep and wide

Space the plants 10-12 inches apart

Fun Facts
Stevia is a natural sweetener; the chemical compound producing its sweetness has 250-300 times the sweetness of sugar
Its taste and usage is similar to monk fruit, which is commonly used in Chinese culture

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