Stevia rebaudiana plant care and instructions
Stevia plants do best in rich, loamy soil the same kind in which common garden-variety plants thrive. Since the feeder roots tend to be quite near the surface, it is a good idea to add compost for extra nutrients if the soil in your area is sandy. Besides being sensitive to cold during their developmental stage, the roots can also be adversely affected by excessive levels of moisture. So take care not to overwater them and to make sure the soil in which they are planted drains easily and isn’t soggy or subject to flooding or puddling. Frequent light watering is recommended during the summer months. Adding a layer of compost or your favorite mulch around each stevia plant will help keep the shallow feeder roots from drying out. Stevia plants respond well to fertilizers with a lower nitrogen content than the fertilizer phosphoric acid or potash content. Most organic fertilizers would work well since they release nitrogen slowly.
Light – Full Sunlight
Place – Indoors, Outdoors
Water – Medium
Fertilizer – Any Organic fertilizer as needed
Temperature – 20 to 30 degrees C
The current study shows that Stevia is antibacterial, antiseptic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti glycemic, and antihypertensive. These properties can help with hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, chronic fatigue, indigestion, upset stomach, heartburn, weight loss, cold and 230flu, gingivitis, tooth decay, etc