Plant Care Carolina Reaper

Carolina Reaper

About Carolina Reaper

Carolina Reaper 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.

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 located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Carolina Reaper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Growing Carolina Reaper in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Carolina Reaper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 5th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Philadelphia is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Carolina Reaper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will increase by 44.1% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Philadelphia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to increase by 44.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energ…

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Light needs for plant Carolina Reaper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

February 4th, 2023

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours o…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Carolina Reaper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

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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 your location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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