Plant Care Banana Pepper

Banana Pepper

About Banana Pepper

Banana Pepper is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Banana Pepper likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.


Capsicum annuum 'Banana'

Also known as

Yellow Wax Pepper and Banana Chili

How to care for Banana Pepper


How often to water your Banana Pepper

Water needs for Banana Pepper
0.5 cups
every 9

Banana Pepper needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Dallas, Texas.

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 Banana Pepper

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Banana Pepper in Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas

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Finding light for Banana Pepper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Banana Pepper: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Banana Pepper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Dallas, Texas ⛅.

Banana Pepper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Banana Pepper

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Banana Pepper: 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 Banana Pepper after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Banana Pepper

Banana Pepper

Banana Pepper

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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