Plant Care Piper Nigrum

Piper Nigrum

Also known as

Black Pepper Vine, Black Pepper Vine, Peppercorn and black pepper

Taxonomy

Piper nigrum
Piper
Piperaceae
Piperales

How to care for Piper Nigrum

💦 Water

How often to water your Piper Nigrum

Water needs for Piper Nigrum
0.5 cups
every 9

Piper Nigrum 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 Piper Nigrum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Black Pepper Vine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Piper Nigrum: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Piper Nigrum 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 Piper Nigrum in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Piper Nigrum

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Piper Nigrum is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Black Pepper Vine →

Common Black Pepper Vine Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Piper Nigrum prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Black Pepper Vine Water Frequency →

Black Pepper Vine Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Piper Nigrum may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Black Pepper Vine Light Requirements →

Black Pepper Vine Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Piper Nigrum is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Black Pepper Vine →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Piper Nigrum can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 12a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Black Pepper Vine Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Piper Nigrum

Piper Nigrum

Piper Nigrum


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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