Plant Care Indian Pepper
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Indian Pepper

Also known as

Chiltepin, Chiltepin and Chiletepe

Taxonomy

Capsicum annum 'Glabriusculum'
Capsicum
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Indian Pepper

Water

How often to water your Indian Pepper

Water needs for Indian Pepper
0.5 cups
every 9

Indian 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 Indian 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.

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Finding light for Chiltepin in your home

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

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

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

Indian Pepper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Indian Pepper

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

Care Summary for Indian Pepper

Indian Pepper

Indian Pepper


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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