Candy Stevia Seeds


This packet sows 6–9 plants
2.6 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Now you can grow your own calorie-free, carbohydrate-free, low-glycemic sweetener at home! Stevia, also called sweetleaf, is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar, so a little goes a long way. Some say the leaves have a slight, pleasant, anise aftertaste. The bushy, 18"-30" tall plants can be grown in 10"-12" diameter containers. Leaves are sweetest just before the plant flowers in late summer to fall. Grown as an annual, although perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer.
$2.99 12 seeds

Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Paraguay and Brazil

Hardiness: Hardiness: Grown as an annual, although perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer.

Plant Dimensions: 18"–30" tall, 18" wide

Variety Information: An upright leafy plant with brittle stems and elliptical, toothed leaves. Plants produce small, white, tubular flowers in late summer to fall.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: Not recommended.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date. Optimal soil temperature is 70°–75°F.

Days to Emerge: 7–21 days

Seed Depth: ⅛" or barely cover

Seed Spacing: 18"

Row Spacing: 20"–24"

Thinning: Not required

Harvesting: Best flavor (highest stevioside content) is right before the plant flowers. Harvest in the morning after dew has dried. The entire plant can be cut or pick individual leaves or branches at any growth stage. To allow growth to continue, never remove more than ⅓ of the plant at a time. In very mild climates, plant may re-grow after cutting back to 4"–6" above the base.

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Candy Stevia Seeds Reviews

5 reviews

25% of Seeds MISSING!!!

1 out of 5 stars Jun 20, 2020
I was really excited to plant these seeds, but when I opened up my packet, I discovered that there were only 9 seeds instead of the advertised 12! At $2.99, each seed costs almost 25 cents, and I was missing 3 of them! Usually, I trust Botanical Interests to come through with high quality, but this time I was sorely disappointed. Will NOT be buying these seeds again.
Jade from CA
Owner Response: Dear Jade, Thank you for making us aware of the issue. On occasion, our packing machine can make an error, but we do guarantee our seeds and a customer service agent will be with you shortly to offer a replacement.

Great germination

5 out of 5 stars Jan 7, 2021
I've heard that stevia can be quite tricky to grow, so I was very pleased when these seeds had germinated in a week! Plants are still quite small, but looking forward to watching them mature throughout the spring.
Lizzy from TX

High Quality

5 out of 5 stars Jan 21, 2021
The seeds were packaged very neatly. I will buy my seeds from Botanical Interests from now on! The germination rate was very nice, and I could give some of my baby plants to my friends. It grew very nice, I'm very impressed!
anonymous from AL

0% germ rate

1 out of 5 stars Apr 12, 2021
Unfortunately I had a 0% germination rate. I tried all 12 seeds. They were in a sunny window and under a grow lite. No issues with any other seeds with this method. Very disappointed.
Patricia from NV
Owner Response: Hi Patricia, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are sorry to hear you experienced poor germination with this variety. Quality is important to us. We test our seed lots frequently to ensure germination rates exceed federal and our own standards. We happily guarantee our seeds so a customer service agent will be contacting you shortly to help.


1 out of 5 stars Aug 2, 2021
I could not get this to sprout. It was probably my error, but I always compensate for the intense sun by gardening in rolling beds on my deck so that I can supply enough water also and shade.
Debby from TX
Owner Response: Hi Debby, We recommend starting these seeds indoors-it will really help to control temperature and moisture, especially in your hot climate.

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