Plant Care Chile Penguin

Chile Penguin

Also known as

Chile Petin, Bird Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Capsicum annum 'Glabriusculum', chile piquín and caballero


Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum

How to care for Chile Penguin


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 located in Irondequoit, New York.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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

Plant care guide for Chile Penguin in Irondequoit, New York

Irondequoit, New York

34% Very Low

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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Irondequoit, New York ⛅.

Chile Penguin does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Irondequoit, New York, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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