Miracle fruit seeds need a tropical environment and special care to germinate. There are hundreds of ways to kill them and only a few to grow them successfully. If you are not prepared to provide the tropical climate and specialty care, please do not order them from us then give a bad review. We will provide you with the best quality seeds available, but you need to realize what you are getting. If miracle fruit was easy to grow, the fresh fruit would be cheap.
That said, we have many beginners and children carefully follow the directions and successfully sprout all of their seeds. We have had experienced growers think they know best completely fail.
Planting: Miracle fruit seeds must be planted in a well drained, acidic soil mixture. Keep them in indirect sunlight and 100% humidity using a seed sprouter or humidity dome and a seedling heating mat until the seeds sprout. The temperature must be kept above 75 degrees F at all times.
Growth Habit: Miracle fruit is a slow growing evergreen bush or tree that is easily pruned to the desired height.
Culture Location: Young plants need a constant tropical environment (warmth and high humidity), but mature plants will tolerate periods of household temperatures as long as they are not subject to direct heat. In the summer the plant should be moved outdoors to a warm, humid, lightly shaded spot.
Fruit: The fruit is a small red, ellipsoid berry approximately 1/2 inch long and contains a single seed. The fruit are produced in flushes many months of the year. Although not sweet itself, when a fruit is eaten and the pulp allowed to coat the taste buds, an miraculous effect occurs. A slice of lemon or lime will taste deliciously sweet. The marvelous aroma and sweetness of the citrus remains but the sourness is almost completely covered. Strawberries taste like they are dipped in sugar. The effect remains for 1 hour or more.