Growing Instructions for the Miracle Fruit Plant
Synsepalum dulcificum “Miracle Fruit”
This unique and amazing plant comes from Tropical West Africa. The plant is known as the MiracleBerry or Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) This slow growing shrub usually begins to producefruit intermittently throughout the year at only 18 inches in height. The miracle is in the berry. After
the small bright red berry, everything sour afterwards turns sweet.In summer the plant produces abundant supplies of fruit. The ripe fruit is ready to eat when theberries turn red. Ripe berries are held on the bush for several weeks.
How to Care for Your Miracle PlantLight-
Keep indoor plants by a partially sunlit window indoors. These plants can grow in full sunoutdoors but they will look better and grow healthier in bright dappled light.
- Keep evenly moist, using a non-chlorinated water or, if the water is chlorinated, let it standfor 24 hours. Excessive dryness will kill or damage the plant. Do not allow to dry out. The greatestcause of losing the plant is that the roots dry out. Be especially attentive to watering, especially underhigh heat.
- It is an acid-loving plant. Pot in a soil that is free of lime and is peat based. Ourrecommendation is for a mixture of Canadian sphagnum peat moss and perlite (50/50 mix).
- When re-potting, only
go up 2” in pot size at a time. Place the
root ball at the same soillevel as before re potting. Do not bury the trunk! Do not loosen the root system at all or damage theroots. If you pot this plant too deeply, it may likely dry out and yet seem to be moist on the surface.