About Capsicum Frutescens
Tabasco Pepper is a multi-branched erect annual or perennial plant that grows in the form of a shrub. The plant is native to Bolivia and West Central Brazil. It was cultivated as a condiment or used in the treatment of some medical disorders since 1200 BC. Tabasco Peppers are rich in vitamins A and C. They are not drought tolerant and need consistent moisture levels.
Also known as
Tabasco Pepper, Tabasco Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, chilli and Red Chilli Pepper
How to care for Capsicum Frutescens
Capsicum Frutescens needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Capsicum Frutescens love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Capsicum Frutescens does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Capsicum Frutescens after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.