Plant Care Chile Penguin

Chile Penguin

Also known as

Chile Petin, Bird Pepper and Cayenne Pepper

Taxonomy

Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum
Capsicum
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Chile Penguin

Water

How often to water your Chile Penguin

Water needs for Chile Penguin
0.5 cups
every 9

Chile Penguin 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 Chile Penguin

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Chile Penguin in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chile Penguin: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chile Penguin love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chile Penguin does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chile Penguin

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

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Care Summary for Chile Penguin

Chile Penguin

Chile Penguin


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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