This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA
You will receive - 1 Stevia Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions
All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers
Botanical Name:Stevia rebaudiana
Stevia, which is also known as 'sweet herb' is a native plant of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. The Gaurani Indians of Paraguay have been using stevia to sweeten drinks such as Mate for hundreds of years.
The Japanese have been growing stevia in hot houses since the early 1950's and in the late 1960's when the government banned certain artificial sweeteners its use increased dramatically. In Japan stevia is used to sweeten pickles, meats and fish, soy sauce, fruit juice, soft drinks, yoghurt, deserts and low calorie foods.
Stevia leaves are used as a calorie free sugar substitute in food and drinks.Two or three leaves of stevia is enough to sweeten a cup of tea or coffee. Dried powdered leaves are 10 to 15 times sweeter than sugar, 2 tablespoons of stevia can replace 1 cup of sugar. To make a liquid extract combine 1cup of warm water with ½ cup of mashed fresh leaves in a jar with a lid and let stand for 24hrs. Strain and refrigerate for up to 1 month. Stevia does not brown or crystallize like sugar so cannot be used in recipes such as meringues.
Stevia doesn't adversely affect blood glucose levels and may be used freely by diabetics. It is attractive as a natural sweetener to people on carbohydrate-controlled diets.
Stevia is a perennial growing up to a metre tall, likes full sun and prefers an acid soil. It flowers late summer to early autumn, it should be harvested as it begins to flower as this is when the stevioside content (the compound which gives stevia its sweetness) is at its highest.
All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.
Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.
Regular Post - $10.95 Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)
We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):
I have recently started shopping here because:
- rare plants are available
- the quality od plants is excellent
- packing is so professional - plants arrive safely
- the after sales support is like I have never experienced
Thank you, Lil
Arrived looking a bit tired after the long trip to Port Lincoln.Trimmed and planted as directed and one week on looking very happy with new growth.Looking forward to extracting oil and not buying shop Stevia
Have been purchasing my herbs from here for a while now. Never have I received a plant that didn’t survive the post. The plants have always been great quality and the service is always prompt and professional.