Use the leaves of the Stevia plant fresh, dried, powdered, or as a liquid to sweeten foods and drinks. You can encourage a bushy habit by pinching back the growing tips every few weeks for the first 1-2 months of growth. Stevia also grows well in containers as a houseplant or on the patio—choose a 14" diameter pot and use well-drained soil. Tender perennial. Our Stevia seeds produce high-yielding plants. Choose organic or conventional seed.