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Miracle Berry Synsepalum dulcificum Tastebud Changing Plant

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Are you looking for alternative options, as you cut down on your sugar intake? The Miracle Berry plant is your answer. A natural sweetener. Synsepalum dulcificum also known as the “Miracle Berry” is an intriguing evergreen shrub native to West Africa. This plant is a wonder to scientists because it produces fruit that has the ability to make sour food taste sweeter. The berries contain miraculin that block or alter the sour taste bud sensory receptors on the tongue, making these acidic foods taste sweet. This effect can last anywhere between a few minutes to a few hours depending on the amount one consumes.

Miracle Berry plant is very easy-to-grow both indoors and outdoors. Although we would like to mention that this plant, as originally belonging to the tropics, prefers warm temperatures year-round. Hence, it would be better to grow it indoors as a houseplant if the temperatures drop significantly during the winters. The bright red berries catch attention against the deep green foliage and can be a great conversational plant. The plant can tolerate partial sunlight and it’s not fussy about watering sessions. Occasional watering will be great. The plant produces white flowers that are then followed by miraculous berries.

Available in the following packaging based on your preference:

  • Nursery Pot - Standard plastic 4 or 6-inch planter pot that can be placed inside a larger decorative pot or left as is until it outgrows it.

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Our plants are shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida. Please note all our plants are one of a kind and if you want to message us we can send you a picture of the exact one you will receive. The product image here is intended to be the best representation of what you can expect to receive but yours may have slightly less or more growth depending on the crop we have when your order is placed. Any lifestyle pictures are meant to demonstrate how a fully grown or more mature plant looks for you to get a sense of it in your space.

Botanical Name
Synsepalum dulcificum
Common Names
Miracle Berry, Miracle Fruit, Miraculous Berry and Sweet Berry
Plant Type
Evergreen Shrub
Mature Size
Grows up to 5 feet tall when indoors but can grow upto 20 feet tall when outdoors
Sun Exposure
Full to partial sun
Soil Type
Well draining; 1:1 ratio of peat and perlite works great
Soil pH
Acidic from 4.5 and 5.8
Bloom Time
Late spring to fall
Flower Color
White flowers
Hardiness Zones
Zone 9-11
Native Area
West Africa
Toxicity/ Pet Friendly
Non-Toxic and pet safe

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Kaylin Hodge
Amazing plant quality!

My Miracle Berry arrived swiftly and was very (VERY) expertly packaged! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much!