Stevia: monoecious or dioecious?

Does anyone know, if Stevia is monoecious or dioecious?
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I have 3 stevia plants, and in my research trying to find info about them, this is the best I've found so far: http://www.n8ture.com/herbs-stevia.html

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Thank you Lilah. What I'm really trying to find out is can a single plant produce viable seeds, or do you need two plants? I have one plant that I started from seed. I guess I'll know by the end of the season whether I get more seeds or not.
Thanks again.
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http://green-house.tv/video/the-spring-garden-tourhttp://www.tomdispatch.com/p/zinn Hi Billy Stevia flowers are perfect ( having both stamens and pistil) You can verify this by looking carefully at the flowers on your plant and looking for both parts. But the plants seem to need cross pollination. So yes, you would need two plants. The preferred method of propagation seems to be by cuttings.
this may be helpful (it's where I learned all that above info)
www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/proceedings1999/v4-510.html
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Thank you. I think I'll invest in lights until I know what I'm doing. My Stevia just went into flower. I tried some leaves today. They were a little on the sour side but sweet as sugar. Last year they didn't flower. I wonder what,"Propagation of stevia is usually by stem cuttings which root easily, but require high labor inputs.", means? What "high labor inputs?"
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I have a volunteer cherry tomato from last year. I'm hoping that it is the Yellow Pear. If it is the Sun Gold from last year it could be very interesting (disaster).
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Means they have to hire people and pay them to process and maintain the cuttings.
Have a look at Crazysweet Stevia.
http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=X6031 &show=&prodclass=Herb_and_Vegetable_Plants&cart_idd93232.589
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That just means that there would be high labor costs if producing potted Stevia was all you did. 3 --> $18, 30 --> $180, 90 --> $540 Doesn't look too bad.
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