Plant Care Brazilian pepper

Brazilian pepper

Also known as

Brazilian pepper-tree, Brazilian peppertree, Aroeira, Rose pepper, Broadleaved pepper tree, Wilelaiki, Christmasberry tree and Florida holly


Schinus terebinthifolia

How to care for Brazilian pepper


How often to water your Brazilian pepper

Water needs for Brazilian pepper
0.5 cups
every 9

Brazilian 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Brazilian pepper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Brazilian pepper: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Brazilian pepper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Brazilian pepper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Brazilian pepper in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Brazilian pepper

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

Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Brazilian pepper

Brazilian pepper

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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