Plant Care Piper Ornatum

Piper Ornatum

4.7 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Piper Ornatum has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Piper Ornatum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Ornamental Pepper, Ornamental Pepper, Celebes Pepper, Ornate Pepper Vine and Piper crocatum


Piper ornatum

How to care for Piper Ornatum


How often to water your Piper Ornatum

Water needs for Piper Ornatum
0.5 cups
every 9

Piper Ornatum 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 Ornatum

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Ornamental Pepper in your home

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

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

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

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Care Summary for Piper Ornatum

Piper Ornatum

Piper Ornatum

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.

What other plant parents say

Piper Ornatum has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Piper Ornatum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Piper Ornatum has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Piper Ornatum has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Piper Ornatum has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
@honeyyvoiced avatar
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 7,818 XP
globe Mount Prospect, IL

This plant is dramatic. Will wilt when it needs water but will perk up immediately after getting watered

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
@plantfanatec avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 207 XP
globe New York

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!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@MoSunny avatar
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 430 XP

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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