Plant Care Yellow Wax Pepper

Yellow Wax Pepper

Also known as

Banana Pepper, Banana Pepper and Banana Chili


Capsicum annuum 'Banana'

How to care for Yellow Wax Pepper


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

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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 🚫.

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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.

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Care Summary for Yellow Wax Pepper

Yellow Wax Pepper

Yellow Wax 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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