Plant Care Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper


Capsicum annuum 'Ring-O-Fire'

How to care for Cayenne Pepper

💦 Water

How often to water your Cayenne Pepper

Water needs for Cayenne Pepper
0.5 cups
every 9

Cayenne 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 Cayenne Pepper

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Cayenne Pepper in your home

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

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Cayenne Pepper

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

Care Summary for Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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