Miracle Fruits

175.00

Genus : Synsepalum

“Introduce the extraordinary Miracle Fruit Plant to your garden. This remarkable plant has the ability to make sour foods taste incredibly sweet, offering a thrilling culinary experience. Explore the enchanting world of nature’s taste transformer.”

Miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) is a small shrub native to West Africa. It produces red, fleshy berries that contain a glycoprotein called miraculin, which temporarily alters the taste buds on the tongue, causing sour or bitter foods to taste sweet. The plant grows best in warm, humid climates and can be grown in pots or in the ground. It requires well-drained soil and regular watering, but is otherwise low-maintenance. The plant is not frost-tolerant and should be protected from cold temperatures. The berries are often used in culinary experiences, such as flavor-tripping parties, where guests try various sour and bitter foods to taste their transformed flavors.

  1. Light: Provide bright, indirect light to keep the plant healthy and producing fruit.
  2. Water: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out slightly before watering again.
  3. Temperature: Miracle Fruit plants prefer warm temperatures between 65-85ยฐF.
  4. Soil: Use well-draining soil to prevent root rot.
  5. Humidity: Increase humidity around the plant by misting it regularly or placing a tray of water near it.
  6. Fertilizer: Feed the plant every two to three weeks with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
  7. Pruning: Prune regularly to encourage bushy growth and control the size of the plant.
  8. Pests: Watch out for pests such as spider mites, scale insects, and mealybugs, and treat promptly if necessary.

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