Plant Care Yellow Wax Pepper

Yellow Wax Pepper

Also known as

Banana Pepper, Banana Pepper and Banana Chili

Taxonomy

Capsicum annuum 'Banana'
Capsicum
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Yellow Wax Pepper

💦 Water

How often to water your Yellow Wax Pepper

Water needs for Yellow Wax Pepper
0.5 cups
every 9

Yellow Wax 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 Yellow Wax Pepper

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Banana Pepper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Yellow Wax Pepper: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Yellow Wax Pepper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Yellow Wax Pepper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Yellow Wax Pepper

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Yellow Wax Pepper 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.

Banana Pepper Water Frequency →

Banana Pepper Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Yellow Wax Pepper requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Banana Pepper Light Requirements →

Banana Pepper 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.


💨 Humidity

Yellow Wax Pepper doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Banana Pepper Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Yellow Wax Pepper does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Banana Pepper →

When and How to Successfully Repot Banana Pepper →


💩 Fertilizer

Yellow Wax Pepper is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


🌎 Native Region

Yellow Wax Pepper is native to the Americas.


🧐 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 Yellow Wax Pepper

Yellow Wax Pepper

Yellow Wax Pepper


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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