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Miracle Fruit Plant Instructions & Care

General Mail Order Instructions: Carefully unpack your plants as soon as possible. Remove moss from around the roots before planting. Shipping stress may cause some plants to arrive with a varying amount of dry, drooping or yellow leaves and or branches. Stressed plants can usually benefit from the removal of these problem areas. Do not plant your plants directly into the ground. A plastic pot slightly larger than the diameter of the root ball with large drainage holes is ideal. Do not use clay pots. A layer of river rock or pebbles at the bottom of the pot can be beneficial for improving drainage. Plant at the same root level with a well draining mix utilizing a combination of any of the following mediums, peat moss, perlite, coco coir, vermiculite, pine bark, sand. Do not use "native" or "garden" soil. Water your plants and place them in bright indirect light away from full sun and drying winds. In most cases your plants will benefit from providing an environment of enhanced humidity until root function has normalized, typically from a few days to as much as 1 or 2 months. Once new growth appears the plants may be stepped up to a larger pot or planted in the ground. At this point you can gradually move your plants into an appropriate amount of sunlight and fertilization may begin using a balanced slow release fertilizer.

Miracle Fruit Plant Instructions & Care

Light - Likes partial to full sun. 

Water - Keep evenly moist, using a non-chlorinated water or, if the water is chlorinated, let it stand for 24 hours. Excessive dryness will kill or damage the plant. Do not allow to dry out. The greatest cause of losing the plant is that the roots dry out. Be especially attentive to watering, especially under high heat.

Soil - It’s an acid-loving plant. Pot in a soil that is free of lime and is peat based. Our recommendation is for a mixture of Canadian sphagnum peat moss and perlite. (½ and ½)

Re-potting - In the re-potting process, only go up 2” in pot size at a time. Place the old root ball at the soil level in the new pot; do not drop the root ball into the bottom of the pot and put soil on top. Instead, put some soil in the bottom of the pot and then place the root ball in the pot. Do not fray or loosen the root system at all. If you pot this plant too deep, it can dry out and yet appear to be moist on the surface. Once it gets established in its new pot, then water by watching the color of the surface of the soil.

Disease - Resistant to root disease. It has a strong root system, so higher moisture levels will not harm the plant.

Fertilizer -  Sensitive to high fertilizer levels. If you find the leaves are turning brown on the edges you may find that the fertilizer levels are too high or that there are impurities such as chlorine in the water. Use a balanced fertilizer like Dyna-Gro 7-9-5 at every other watering. Never fertilize when if the soil is dry. Be sure to flush the soil with clear, un-chlorinated water periodically to remove any salt build up. It is sensitive to high salt levels.

Temperature - Grow above 60 degrees F. It’s not a cold-hardy plant.

Return policy

We guarantee to ship healthy plants but cannot be responsible for their well being after their arrival. If for any reason your order arrives in poor condition due to negligence on our part, we will gladly refund the purchase price or send a replacement. Buyer must please send a notification within ( 1 ) day of arrival describing the issue(s) accompanied by photos of the un-altered order in its original packing material. 

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