Plant Care Basket of Fire Pepper

Basket of Fire Pepper

About Basket of Fire Pepper

Basket of Fire Pepper is a super 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.

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

Taxonomy

Capsicum annuum 'Basket of Fire'
Capsicum
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Basket of Fire Pepper

💦 Water

How often to water your Basket of Fire Pepper

Water needs for Basket of Fire Pepper
0.5 cups
every 9

Basket of Fire Pepper 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 Basket of Fire Pepper

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Basket of Fire Pepper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Basket of Fire Pepper: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Basket of Fire Pepper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Basket of Fire Pepper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Basket of Fire Pepper in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Basket of Fire Pepper

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Basket of Fire Pepper prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Basket of Fire Pepper Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Basket of Fire Pepper requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Basket of Fire Pepper Light Requirements →

Basket of Fire Pepper Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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💨 Humidity

Basket of Fire Pepper doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Basket of Fire Pepper Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Basket of Fire Pepper does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Basket of Fire Pepper →

When and How to Successfully Repot Basket of Fire Pepper →


💩 Fertilizer

Basket of Fire Pepper is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

How Much and When to Fertilize Basket of Fire Pepper →


🌎 Native Region

Basket of Fire Pepper is native to the Americas.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Basket of Fire Pepper

Basket of Fire Pepper

Basket of Fire Pepper


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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