Plant Care Tabasco Pepper

Tabasco Pepper

About Tabasco Pepper

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.

Taxonomy

Capsicum frutescens
Capsicum
Solanaceae
Solanales

Also known as

Cayenne Pepper, chilli and Red Chilli Pepper

How to care for Tabasco Pepper

Water

How often to water your Tabasco Pepper

Water needs for Tabasco Pepper
0.5 cups
every 9

Tabasco 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 Memphis, Tennessee.

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 Tabasco Pepper

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Tabasco Pepper in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

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Growing Tabasco Pepper in Memphis right now

Light needs for plant Tabasco Pepper in Memphis, Tennessee

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 29th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Memphis is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Tabasco Pepper in Memphis, Tennessee

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 24.7% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Memphis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Memphis is expected to decrease by 24.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Tabasco Pepper in Memphis, Tennessee

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, Memphis is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Tabasco Pepper in your home

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

Tabasco 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 Memphis, Tennessee ⛅.

Tabasco Pepper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Tabasco Pepper

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

When to repot Tabasco Pepper

Nutrient needs for plant Tabasco Pepper in Memphis, Tennessee

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Memphis is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Tabasco Pepper is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Tabasco Pepper

Tabasco Pepper

Tabasco Pepper


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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