What are the pros? Hardy Weedlike
What are the cons? Leaves Easily Brown
I grew these in my aquaponics experiment over the winter in my unconditioned basement.I think the water did not get over 55F (if it got there) all winter but they kept growing. I dumbly changed my light timer for daylight savings and all of the stevia flowered. If you do this just cut the flower and plant it. The plant actually does not die afterward. The bed they were in had mechanical difficulties so I had to cut water back for a while. Everything browned up and I cut the stems to the ground ... and they grew back. This is how I harvest the stevia now, instead of getting multiple weak shoots I get a new set of strong ones. Any plant which appears dead but does not have rotted roots will come back. Any fresh cutting can be put in water and will grow a new plant. Very sweet, taste is ok, just a little odd.
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