Plant Care Ghost Pepper

Ghost Pepper

About Ghost Pepper

Ghost Pepper 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.

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


Capsicum chinense x frutescens

Also known as

Bhut Jolokia and bhut jolokia

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 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 Ghost Pepper

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Ghost Pepper in Irondequoit, New York

Irondequoit, New York

23% Very Low

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

Ghost Pepper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

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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 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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