Capsicum Annum, Ornamental Chilli - Plant
Description for Capsicum Annum, Ornamental Chilli
one or more plantings of any of these three in a particular location, carryover pathogens in the soil can infect new plants. Peppers do well as container plants, and can be maintained over longer periods with indoor wintering, providing a sufficiently sunny location is available.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|pepper||-||-||1.00 to 2.50 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Chilli plants grow into small to medium sized bushes from half a metre to two metres tall. How big they get depends on the species and variety. There are different species of chillies. Most chillies are grown as annuals even though they can live for a few years in warm climates. Some chilli varieties are true perennials. Most of the common varieties belong to the species capsicum annuum, the "annual" species
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Medium||55Â°F/13Â°C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Capsicum Annum
- Light: A lover of bright light and some sunshine (2 -3 hrs), close to an east or west facing window.
Watering: The capsicum likes it s soil to be moist at all times. A thorough watering is required but remove excess water from the bottom of the plant tray after.
Soil: A potting soil mix which drains well and can retain some water is ideal.
Re-Potting: Repot every 2 years or when the current pot is too small for your plant.
Typical uses of Capsicum Annum
Special features: All peppers can be highly ornamental with deep green leaves and fruit of a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Colors may include green, red, yellow, chocolate, orange, lilac, purple, ivory and mahogany.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Capsicum is used for various problems with digestion including upset stomach, intestinal gas, stomach pain, diarrhea, and cramps.