Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum), is a plant known for its berry that has a mildly sweet flavor, when eaten, causes sour foods subsequently consumed to taste sweet. This effect usually lasts between 30 minutes and 2 hours. Miracle Fruit plants are slow growing evergreen plants. It grows best in filtered sunlight (partial shade).
The plant has deep green, elongated leaves which grow in a spire-like habit. Both regular and large-leaf and a hairy-leaf form are known. The small 1/4 inch white flowers of miracle fruit are produced in flushes through many months of the year. The fruit is a small bright red, ellipsoid berry approximately 2 to 3 cm long and containing a single seed.