Plant Care Habanero Pepper

Habanero Pepper

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

5.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Habanero Pepper has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Habanero Pepper has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

About Habanero Pepper

Habanero Pepper is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and easy to bloom with a whopping 129 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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

Habanero Pepper belongs to the Capsicum genus, and is native to Bolivia, Northern Brazil, and Peru.


Capsicum chinense

Also known as

Trinidad Scorpion, Carolina Reaper, Naga morich/Bhut jolokia/Ghost pepper, Pimenta de Neyde, trinidad scorpion peach, capsicum chinese, California Reaper, habnero pepper and ghost pepper

How to care for Habanero Pepper


How often to water your Habanero Pepper

Water needs for Habanero Pepper
0.5 cups
every 9

Habanero Pepper 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 Habanero Pepper

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Habanero Pepper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Habanero Pepper: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Habanero Pepper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Habanero Pepper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Habanero Pepper

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

Difficulty Level

Habanero Pepper is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Habanero Pepper

Habanero Pepper

Habanero Pepper

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.

What other plant parents say

Habanero Pepper has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Habanero Pepper has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Habanero Pepper has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Habanero Pepper has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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This did really well in my little green house with a light.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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