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Miracle Berry Plants


The miracle berry, scientifically known as Synsepalum dulcificum, is a fruit native to West Africa. The berry gained popularity due to its remarkable ability to temporarily alter taste perception. When the pulp of the miracle berry is consumed, it contains a glycoprotein called miraculin, which binds to taste receptors on the tongue. This interaction causes sour and acidic foods to taste sweet.

These plants prefer a humid environment with temperatures between 15°C to 29. They are often grown as small shrubs or trees.

The plants thrive in tropical and subtropical climates. They require warm temperatures and high humidity.

If you live in a region with cold winters, consider growing miracle berry plants in containers that can be brought indoors during colder months.

Health Considerations: While miracle berries are low in calories and offer some nutritional benefits, consuming them in moderation is essential. The primary allure lies in their ability to enhance the flavours of other foods without the need for added sugars.

Here’s how it works:
Eat one miracle berry, and let it coat your tongue and palate by moving it around in your mouth for a minute or so.
The miraculin in the berry binds to the taste buds, particularly the ones responsible for detecting sour flavours.
As a result, sour or acidic foods that generally taste tart or sour, such as lemons, vinegar, or certain fruits, are perceived as sweet.
This intriguing effect has led to various culinary experiments and tasting events where people try traditionally sour foods after consuming miracle berries. Keep in mind that the effect is temporary and usually lasts about 30 minutes to an hour.
Growing miracle berry plant can be a rewarding experience, especially for those interested in exploring the unique taste-altering properties of the berries.

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Miracle berry plants prefer partial shade to filtered sunlight. Avoid planting them in areas with intense, direct sunlight for extended periods.

Morning sunlight is generally beneficial, but protection from the harsh afternoon sun is essential.

They prefer partial shade or filtered sunlight. They can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially in the morning. However, prolonged exposure to intense sunlight may lead to leaf burn.

Plant in a location sheltered from strong winds, as wind can lead to excessive moisture loss and may damage the delicate leaves.


Plant miracle berries in well-draining, acidic soil. A pH range between 4.5 and 5.8 is ideal. Use a high-quality potting mix if growing in containers. Adding our Lithuanian Spaghnum Peat Moss will ensure the correct soil acidity.

Mulch with pine bark to maintain the acidity.


Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Miracle berries prefer slightly damp conditions.

Adjust the watering frequency based on the climate and the soil’s moisture retention.


Use a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser during the growing season (spring and summer) to support healthy growth. Our slow-release berry fertiliser is ideal as the plant will absorb what it requires.


Regular pruning can help shape the plant and encourage bushier growth. Remove any dead or diseased branches.

Prune selectively to maintain an open canopy, allowing sunlight to reach inner branches.

Container Growing: 

Choose a pot with good drainage holes if you would like to grow your miracle berry plant in a container. Please read about our root stimulating pots before purchasing any other container.

Pests and Diseases: 

Keep an eye out for pests like aphids or spider mites. Treat infestations promptly with EM Control or Neem Oil.

Ensure good air circulation to minimize the risk of fungal diseases.


Miracle berries start producing fruit within 2-3 years of planting.

Harvest the berries when they are fully ripe, usually when they turn bright red.

Winter Care:

In regions with cold winters, provide protection from frost. Consider moving container-grown plants indoors during the coldest months.

By providing the right growing conditions and care, you can enjoy the fascinating experience of cultivating miracle berry plants and savouring the delightful taste transformations they offer.

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 19 × 19 × 30 cm








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