Ornamental Peppers, aka Capsicum annuum, are commonly found during the Fall season in planters and pots. Liven up your patio containers during these slightly cooler months with cheerful, colourful pops of reds and yellows. Although not edible, they will not disappoint, producing plenty of beautiful fruits for you to appreciate.
They love as much sun as possible. The best spot for them is where they can see the sun during the majority of the day.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
Allow the top quarter of the soil to dry before watering again. This usually takes about 3 - 4 days in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.
Though ornamental pepper plants prefer life outdoors, even though they are not frost-tolerant, you can pot them and overwinter them indoors. Keep them warm in well-draining pots that are at least 6 to 8 inches wide if you decide to bring your plants in.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.