Overview of Good & Bad Stevia Companion Plants
You want to grow stevia and wonder what companion plants you should grow next to your stevia plants?
Great! Then this article is exactly for you.
In fact, I show you the best and worst companion plants so that you can grow your stevia in the best possible manner.
Table of Contents
Why do I need Companion Plants for Growing Stevia?
Companion plants are great since they can keep away pests and diseases from your stevia plants.
They also loosen the soil, keep it moist and can therefore improve the overall growth conditions of your stevia plants.
Companion plants can also attract pollinators and other beneficial insects.
In turn, chances are that you will get much higher yields compared to a state where you grow stevia without companion plants.
Good Stevia Companion Plants
|Good Stevia Companion Plant||Why is it good?|
|Oregano||Keeps away moths|
|Marjoram||Keeps away moths|
|Tarragon||Repels certain harmful bugs|
|Marigold||Repels whiteflies, beetles and nematodes|
|Thyme||Can enhance flavor|
|Oranges||Keep away beetles|
|Sweet woodruff||Deters snails|
Bad Stevia Companion Plants
|Bad Stevia Companion Plant||Why is it bad?|
|Tomatoes||Attract aphids and take away nutrients|
|Pumpkin||Takes away the sun from your stevia plants|
|Peppers||Attract whiteflies and fungus gnats|
|Melons||Attract bugs and spider mites|
Best & Worst Stevia Companion Plants – Summary
|Best Stevia Companion Plants||Worst Stevia Companion Plants|
What should you plant with Stevia?
The best companion plants for stevia are marjoram, oregano, thyme, rhubarb, marigold, lemons, oranges, limes, marigold and sweet woodruff.
As you can see from the tables, you should avoid planting stevia next to pumpkins, melons, peppers, tomatoes or cucumbers. Of course, what companion plants you finally want to use is completely up to you.
I just wanted to give you a quick overview so that you have a better idea regarding what companion plants you can use to grow your stevia plants in the best possible manner and that you can avoid mistakes in this regard.
If you are interested in growing stevia from seed to harvest, also make sure to check out my stevia grower’s guide!
About the Author
My name is Andreas and I’m really passionate about our environment and also about growing plants. In fact, I have grown several different plants over many years. I love to see my plants grow and also always try new things to improve my overall conditions at home.
In my blog posts, I want to share my experiences with you so that you can become successful in growing various different plants and improving your home as well, even though you might still be a beginner right now.