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20 reviews

Usually available: September to March

Life cycle: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: 70cm - 1m
Position: Full sun
Soil preference: Well drained

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.

Growing Conditions

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):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)


We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.


We want you to be thrilled with your purchase from us. If you are not satisfied with an item and need to return it, we're here to help.

Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

Find out more about our Returns & Refunds.

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    Susan E.
    Australia Australia
    Stevia Success!

    I was a bit concerned that the Stevia plants I had ordered were coming all the way from Queensland to Adelaide. However I needn't have worried because they arrived absolutely in fine form, and I followed the instructions and watched the video on how to unpack and settle them into their new home. I bought 3 of them as presents and they stayed in their tubes for a couple of weeks where they happily doubled in size! The price was excellent for Stevia which is very difficult to find. Thank you very much, and this experience will see me as a return customer. Highly recommend Mudbrick Herb Cottage.

    Mary L.
    Australia Australia
    A piece of serenity!

    The Herb Cottage is such a beautiful place. My family enjoyed our time there looking at all the variety of herbs. We admired the beautiful rose vines and thriving fruit trees in the garden. The workshop area also looked interesting. Definitely a place we would want to visit again!

    Helen W.
    Australia Australia
    Fantastic service

    The plants grow very well in pot now at my backyard. The delivery and packing service are professional. My plant arrived safe and strong on the date i received. Thank you