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Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) 4"

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๐ŸŒฟ Stevia: Nature's Sweet Miracle Plant ๐ŸŒฟ

Unearth the secret to guilt-free sweetness with our Stevia plant! Discover why this remarkable herb is a game-changer for health-conscious gardeners and food enthusiasts alike.

๐ŸŒฟ Why Choose Stevia?

Say goodbye to empty calories and hello to natural, zero-calorie sweetness! Stevia leaves are packed with sweet compounds that are a healthier alternative to sugar, making them a must-have for diabetics, weight watchers, and anyone looking to reduce sugar intake.

๐ŸŒฑ Plant Details:

  • Container Size: 4-inch pot
  • Ideal Growing Zones: 9-11 (Zone 8 with winter protection)
  • Mature Height: Up to 24 inches
  • Sunlight Needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: Well-draining

๐ŸŒฑ Meet Stevia: Nature's Sweet Treasure

In 1905, Paraguayan botanist Moisรฉs Santiago Bertoni embarked on an adventure of botanical proportions. Amidst the dense foliage, Bertoni stumbled upon a wonderโ€”a secret concealed within the unassuming leaves of a humble plant. It was a revelation that would forever change the way we experience sweetness, and the world would come to know it as Stevia.

Is Stevia Your Perfect Plant?

Who Benefits from Stevia?

  • Health-conscious individuals: ๐ŸŒฟ Stevia offers a guilt-free sweetening solution, making it a favorite for those watching their sugar intake and striving for a healthier lifestyle.
  • Diabetics: ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ Stevia is a game-changer for individuals managing diabetes, as it doesn't affect blood sugar levels.
  • Small-space gardeners: ๐Ÿ™๏ธ If you're short on garden space, Stevia thrives in containers, allowing you to enjoy homegrown sweetness no matter how limited your area.
  • Sugar reducers: ๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™‚๏ธ For those aiming to cut down on sugar, Stevia provides a natural, calorie-free alternative.
  • Culinary explorers: ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Food enthusiasts and chefs adore Stevia for its versatility in creating delectable, sugar-free dishes and beverages.

Who Stevia May NOT Suit:

  • Cold-climate dwellers: ๐Ÿฅถ Stevia prefers warmer zones and may require protection or indoor cultivation in extremely cold climates (below Zone 8).
  • Individuals allergic to Stevia: ๐Ÿšซ While rare, some people may have sensitivities to Stevia, so it's essential to stay cautious if you have known allergies.

๐Ÿƒ Visual Appeal:

Stevia's lush green leaves and bushy growth habit make it a charming addition to any garden. Its vibrant appearance adds a touch of elegance to your outdoor space.

๐ŸŒฟ Incorporate Stevia into Your Landscape:

  • Use Stevia's attractive foliage to enhance your garden's visual appeal.
  • Blend it with other plants for a delightful, textured landscape.

๐ŸŒธ Blossoms of Potential:

While Stevia's main attraction is its sweet leaves, it may surprise you with small, unassuming flowers. A hidden treasure in your garden!

๐Ÿญ Industry Insights:

Stevia isn't just for home gardeners; it's making waves in the food industry as a natural sugar substitute. Its versatility is taking the culinary world by storm!

Planting and Caring for Stevia: Your Recipe for Success

๐Ÿก Where to Plant:

  • Optimal Sunlight: Choose a sunny spot to plant your Stevia for maximum growth and sweetness. It thrives when basking in the warm embrace of the sun.
  • Container Charm: Short on garden space? No problem! Stevia loves containers, making it an ideal choice for small gardens, balconies, and patios. Its adaptability knows no bounds!
  • Where NOT to Plant: Avoid areas with excessive shade or in the path of strong winds that might hinder its growth.

๐ŸŒฑ How to Plant and Transplant:

Planting or transplanting Stevia is a breeze with these steps:

  1. Choose the Right Spot: Find a location with well-draining soil that receives ample sunlight.
  2. Prepare the Hole: Dig a hole that's roughly twice the size of the pot your Stevia plant is in.
  3. Gentle Extraction: Carefully remove the plant from its pot, taking extra care not to damage its delicate roots.
  4. Perfect Placement: Set the plant in the hole, ensuring it sits at the same depth as it did in the pot.
  5. Soil Embrace: Fill the hole with soil, gently patting it down around the plant to provide stability.
  6. Hydration Celebration: Water thoroughly to help the roots settle and establish their new home.

๐Ÿ’ก Pro Tips for Care:

  • Mulch Marvel: We recommend using organic mulch, such as hardwood species, to maintain soil moisture and protect against weeds. However, exercise caution not to place mulch directly against the base of the plant to prevent moisture-related issues.
  • Pruning Wisdom: Keep your Stevia thriving by occasionally pruning to encourage bushier growth and remove any dead or yellowing leaves. This promotes a healthier, more productive plant.
  • Winter TLC for Florida and Similar Climates: In warmer climates like Florida, continue regular care during the winter. Stevia generally handles mild winters well, but you can provide extra protection by covering your plant during cold snaps.

Container Gardening: Indoors and Out

For those who prefer container gardening, here's what you need to know:

  • Transplanting Tips: When transplanting Stevia into a container, choose a pot that provides ample space for root growth. Ensure it has drainage holes to prevent waterlogged soil, which can harm the plant.
  • Ideal Locations: Place your container indoors by a sunny window where it can receive at least six hours of sunlight daily. Outdoors, choose a spot with plenty of sunshine.
  • Care Indoors: Indoors, water your potted Stevia moderately to keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Allow excess water to drain to prevent root rot. Rotate the pot occasionally to ensure even sunlight exposure.
  • Care Outdoors: For outdoor containers, water when the top inch of soil feels dry, and be mindful of hot weather, as containers may dry out faster. Prune regularly to maintain a bushy shape and encourage new growth.

Ready to Sweeten Your Garden? Join the GreenDreams family and embrace a garden that's as sweet as it is healthy! Order your Stevia plant today and embark on a journey to a naturally sweeter, healthier you. ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒž

๐ŸŒฟ GreenDreams: Where Sweetness Meets Sustainability! ๐ŸŒฟ

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*Please be advised that our online store selections are NOT available for pickup at our retail location in Spring Hill, Florida.

Inventory for our online store is located at a separate facility and are priced and handled exclusively for packaging & shipping.
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1. Shipping Stress: Transportation can be stressful for plants, particularly when they spend several days in a confined, dark environment. It’s common for plants to experience leaf drop during this period. Rest assured, most plants typically recover quickly and thrive with minimal aftercare. However, some may need extra attention, love, and care, requiring appropriate watering and exposure to gentle light post-unboxing.
 

2. Potential Physical Damage: Despite our dedicated efforts to ensure that your plants are securely packaged, they may incur damage during shipping and handling by UPS. Rest assured, our shipping team is committed to packing your selections with utmost care and precision to minimize any potential harm.

  • For significant box damage, please reach out to UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.

  • For minor damages, such as a broken branch or stem, we advise allowing the plant time to recover and regenerate with proper care and attention.
     

3. Long-Distance Shipping Considerations: Orders shipped over long distances, particularly to the western US, may take 3 - 5 business days to arrive due to various factors, including agricultural inspections in Arizona, California, and Texas. Such extended transit times can be particularly challenging for tender, young plants, affecting their quality due to prolonged confinement.

  • We take additional measures during packaging to facilitate a swift recovery of the plants upon unboxing.

  • Initial extra care and attention might be required over the first few weeks post-transport.
     

For further guidance, kindly review our detailed policies on returns and refunds, as well as our comprehensive plant care guide. We appreciate your understanding and patience in nurturing your new plants.

 

๐ŸŒฟ Important Shipping Information

Please take a moment to review our shipping protocols designed to ensure your plants arrive in optimal condition.

  • Countdown Clock: At the top of our online store, you'll notice a countdown clock. This tool helps communicate our weekly shipping schedule, providing clarity on when you can expect your orders to be dispatched.

  • Shipping Schedule: Our nursery, located in the heart of Central Florida, ships orders once weekly, every Monday. This is a strategic decision to prevent packages from being stationary over the weekends, ensuring that our plants travel as swiftly as possible across the country, even reaching as far as California.

  • Shipping Method: At present, we offer ground shipping rates to meet various needs while maintaining the well-being of our plants during transit.

  • Our Dedicated Team: We are a boutique nursery with a passionate team. Our members wear many hats, contributing to shipping, nursery operations, and engaging in valuable local projects. As we blossom and expand, rest assured that enhancing and streamlining our processes remains a priority to serve you better

 

 

 

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1. Understanding of Shipping Stress

By purchasing live plants from our store, the customer acknowledges that transportation can be stressful for plants. It is common for plants to undergo leaf drop or experience other temporary issues during shipping. However, it is understood that most plants recover quickly with adequate care and attention post-shipping.

2. Awareness of Potential Physical Damage

Customers acknowledge that despite our best efforts in packaging, there may be occurrences of damage during shipping and handling. For substantial damages to the package, customers agree to contact UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.

3. Acknowledgement of Long-Distance Shipping Considerations

Customers recognize that shipments, especially those directed to the western US, may be subjected to longer shipping durations of 3-5 business days. Customers agree to provide necessary care to the plants, recognizing that the quality of the plants may be affected due to prolonged shipping times.

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Customers, by making a purchase, have reviewed and agreed upon our shipping protocols and schedules. They acknowledge the presence of a countdown clock on the website and our once-weekly shipping policy every Monday, recognizing the rationale behind avoiding weekend layovers for the plants.

5.Extreme Weather Conditions

Customers acknowledge that our store is not responsible for damage or loss of live plants due to extreme weather conditions during transit and delivery. This includes exposure to cold or freezing temperatures during the winter months and extreme heat during the summer. We provide tracking information when orders are processed every Monday to ensure customers are aware of the delivery schedule. It is the customer's responsibility to prevent packages from being left outside in conditions that may cause damage. Our store does not accept responsibility for any adverse effects caused by weather conditions beyond our control.

6. No Refund Policy

Customers agree that refunds are only processed under exceptional circumstances. Our store will not be held responsible for poor plant choices relative to location suitability, extreme conditions during and/or post-shipment, and improper post-purchase plant care.

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