The so-called “Miracle Fruit.”

The so-called “Miracle Fruit.”

Oh man, I hate this name. "Miracle" is a term best reserved for spotting the Virgin Mary on a grilled cheese sandwich. I am referring, of course, to the "Miracle Fruit," Synsepalum dulcificum. I purchased three seeds from an internet vendor a few weeks back, and I've managed to get two of them to germinate! They're sitting in a 60/40 peat moss vermiculite mix right now, and seem to be growing quite slowly. I'm in Zone 9b, so it's pretty hot and humid most of the year, which I think suits this plant just fine. I plan on leaving them in containers the first couple of years, until they get large enough to survive a frost. So has anyone here grown this plant? Any tips?
Blue oysters fruiting in my back yard…

Blue oysters fruiting in my back yard…

I started a Coleus group on Flickr…

I started a Coleus group on Flickr…

Our small apartment in Paris

Our small apartment in Paris

What’s wrong with my gardenia?

What’s wrong with my gardenia?

Mystery Mushies!

Mystery Mushies!

Welcome to My Apartment

Welcome to My Apartment