4.7 out of 5 (6 experiences)
Also known as
Ornamental Pepper, Ornamental Pepper, Celebes Pepper, Ornate Pepper Vine and Piper crocatum
How to care for Piper Ornatum
How often to water your Piper Ornatum
Piper Ornatum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Ornamental Pepper in your home
Piper Ornatum 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.
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How to fertilize Piper Ornatum
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 Ornatum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Piper Ornatum 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.
Piper Ornatum 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 🏡.
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.
Care Summary for Piper Ornatum
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.
What other plant parents say
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 spray of water when the plant looks dry.
Super fast grower, blooms fast & easy to maintain. Practically grows on its own!