Plant Care Ghost Pepper

Ghost Pepper

Also known as

Bhut Jolokia


Capsicum chinense x frutescens

How to care for Ghost Pepper


How often to water your Ghost Pepper

Water needs for Ghost Pepper
0.5 cups
every 9

Ghost 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 Ghost Pepper

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Ghost Pepper in your home

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

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

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

Ghost Pepper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Ghost Pepper

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Ghost Pepper

Ghost Pepper

Ghost 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.

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