Plant Care Bhut Jolokia
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Bhut Jolokia

Also known as

Ghost Pepper

Taxonomy

Capsicum chinense x frutescens
Capsicum
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Bhut Jolokia

Water

How often to water your Bhut Jolokia

Water needs for Bhut Jolokia
0.5 cups
every 9

Bhut Jolokia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Bhut Jolokia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Ghost Pepper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bhut Jolokia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bhut Jolokia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bhut Jolokia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bhut Jolokia in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Bhut Jolokia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bhut Jolokia: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bhut Jolokia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Bhut Jolokia

Bhut Jolokia

Bhut Jolokia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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