Plant Care Ornamental Pepper
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Ornamental Pepper

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Ornamental Pepper has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Ornamental Pepper has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Celebes Pepper, Ornate Pepper Vine and Piper crocatum

Taxonomy

Piper ornatum
Piper
Piperaceae
Piperales

What other plant parents say

Ornamental Pepper has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Ornamental Pepper has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Ornamental Pepper has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Ornamental Pepper has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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Rating of the plant Ornamental Pepper named Pepe by Plantfanatec on Greg, the plant care app
06/17/2021

The Thai Ornamental Hot pepper grows at an astonishing rate! Proper care plays a role because this plant loves direct sunlight for 6+ hours a day. Watering should be once a week with an occasional sp…

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Mosunny avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Ornamental Pepper named Waluigi by Mosunny on Greg, the plant care app
05/25/2021

Grows very quickly, and the peppers change color as they grow.

How to care for Ornamental Pepper

Water

How often to water your Ornamental Pepper

Water needs for Ornamental Pepper
0.5 cups
every 9

Ornamental 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 Ornamental Pepper

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Ornamental Pepper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ornamental Pepper: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Ornamental Pepper may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ornamental Pepper

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

Care Summary for Ornamental Pepper

Ornamental Pepper

Ornamental Pepper


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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