Hot chili pepper is a member of the Capsicum family. Its botanical name is Capsicum frutescens.
A small, very hot, Capsicum frutescens pepper, spread by birds.
Note: this species is NOT synonymous with any bird pepper classified under Capsicum annuum.
Brazil is believed to be where Hot chili pepper originates from.
Hot chili pepper tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.
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This plant prefers high humidity and needs a frost-free zone, or a sunroom or greenhouse, due to very long maturation time.Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 8 - Zone 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Hot chili pepper needs a soil ph of 6.0 to 8.5 (weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil). Hot chili pepper is generally regarded as a tender plant, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Hot chili pepper about 42 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Hot chili pepper so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Hot chili pepper so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Hot chili pepper plants:
Tobacco Etch Virus (TEV) is caused when infected aphids and other insects com...
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Hot chili pepper care instructions
How long does Hot chili pepper take to grow?
Our when to plant Hot chili pepper estimates are relative to your last frost date. Enter your frost dates and we'll calculate your sowing and planting dates for you!
Popular varieties of Hot chili pepper
- Jalapeno (Jalapa Hybrid)
- Zimbabwe bird
- Burke's Backyard Thai
- Carolina reaper
- Jalapeno-craig's grande
- Asian birdseye
- Scotch bonnet yellow
- Thai Hot
- Bangalore torpedo
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