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About Long Pepper

Black pepper is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Pipli
Maximum Reachable Height 10.00 to 15.00 feet
Flower Colour Yellowish-green
Bloom Time Summer months.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance.
  • The vines need to be trained early when they are young.
  • You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections.
  • Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.
  • Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.
  • Long Pepper care

    plant care may require a bit of effort, but the results are well worth the work. Not all plants are fragrant, but the most common and hardy do produce a sweet, carrying fragrance. Common is a vine and has larger glossy green leaves than Royal. Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area.

    Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Watering Keep the soil constantly moist for good results. Mist regularly with a spray bottle to keep a humid environment. Water container plants even more often as they will dry out fast.
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 60 to 70 Fahrenheit
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
    Harvest Season Peppercorns can sometimes be harvested starting about one year after planting, but most will take 3 to 4 years to develop. First, flowers will appear throughout the spring and summer.
    Fruit will begin to form shortly after in clusters. They will ripen from green to red and can be harvested at these different stages.

    Long Pepper special feature

    Commercially grown in tropical areas for pepper. Containers. Hanging baskets when plants are young.

    Long Pepper uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
    • Its generally keep indoor in living room and in terrace area

    Medicinal Use:

    • Indian long pepper is sometimes used in combination with other herbs in Ayurvedic medicine
    • Indian long pepper is used to improve appetite and digestion, as well as treat stomachache, heartburn, indigestion, intestinal gas, diarrhea, and cholera

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Long Pepper?

    Long Pepper is commonly known as Pipli

    How tall do Long Pepper grow?

    On average Long Pepper grows 10.00 to 15.00 feet

    What color are Long Pepper?

    A Long Pepper plant bears flowers of color Yellowish-green

    When Long Pepper blooms?

    With enough light, Long Pepper may produce Yellowish-green flowers in Summer months.

    How hard is Long Pepper to grow?

    A Long Pepper is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Long Pepper need?

    A Long Pepper prefers Full Sun, Partial Sun

    How much water does a Long Pepper need?

    A Long Pepper prefers watering Keep the soil constantly moist for good results. Mist regularly with a spray bottle to keep a humid environment. Water container plants even more often as they will dry out fast.

    What kind of soil does a Long Pepper need?

    A Long Pepper prefers well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Long Pepper like?

    A Long Pepper prefers 60 to 70 Fahrenheit

    How often should I fertilize my Long Pepper?

    To encourage Long Pepper growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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