Plant Care Bird's Eye Chili

Bird's Eye Chili

About Bird's Eye Chili

Bird's Eye Chili 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.

Bird's Eye Chili likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.


Capsicum annuum 'Bird's Eye'

Also known as

Thai Chili

How to care for Bird's Eye Chili


How often to water your Bird's Eye Chili

Water needs for Bird's Eye Chili
0.5 cups
every 9

Bird's Eye Chili 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 Bird's Eye Chili

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.

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Finding light for Bird's Eye Chili in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bird's Eye Chili: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bird's Eye Chili love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bird's Eye Chili does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bird's Eye Chili in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Bird's Eye Chili

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bird's Eye Chili: 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 Bird's Eye Chili after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Bird's Eye Chili

Bird's Eye Chili

Bird's Eye Chili

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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