Plant Care Indian Pepper

Indian Pepper

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 02/25/2022

Also known as

Chiltepin, Chiltepin and Chiletepe


Capsicum annum 'Glabriusculum'

How to care for Indian Pepper


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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 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 🏡.


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.

Water Needs
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Native Region

Care Summary for Indian Pepper

Indian Pepper

Indian 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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