Sweet leaf, Sugarleaf, Candyleaf (Eng.), Suikerplant (Afr.)
The Stevia plant is a leafy, tender herb perennial with leaves naturally so sweet, that it is marketed as a sugar substitute (more than 100 times sweeter than sugar). This close relative to the chrysanthemum prefers a subtropical climate above 20 degrees Celsius, which makes it a wonderful species to grow in South Africa. It can last several years in favourable conditions.