Plant Care Carolina Reaper

Carolina Reaper

About Carolina Reaper

Carolina Reaper is a popular 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.

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

Taxonomy

Capsicum chinense 'Carolina Reaper'
Capsicum
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Carolina Reaper

💦 Water

How often to water your Carolina Reaper

Water needs for Carolina Reaper
0.5 cups
every 9

Carolina Reaper 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 Carolina Reaper

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Carolina Reaper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Carolina Reaper: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Carolina Reaper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Carolina Reaper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Carolina Reaper

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

Browse #Capsicum
💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Carolina Reaper 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.

Carolina Reaper Water Frequency →

Carolina Reaper Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Carolina Reaper 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 🏡.

Carolina Reaper Light Requirements →

Carolina Reaper 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.


💨 Humidity

Carolina Reaper 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.

Carolina Reaper Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Carolina Reaper 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 Carolina Reaper →

When and How to Successfully Repot Carolina Reaper →


💩 Fertilizer

Carolina Reaper 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.


🌎 Native Region

Carolina Reaper 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 Carolina Reaper

Carolina Reaper

Carolina Reaper


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.

Trending in your area

Similar to Carolina Reaper

Discover rare plants