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Piper nigrum, Kali Mirch - Plant

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Black pepper is a flowering vine, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn.
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Piper nigrum, Kali Mirch Plant

Description for Piper nigrum, Kali Mirch

Plant height: 5 - 9 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 6 inches

Piper nigrum, Kali Mirch is a perennial woody spreading vine. It starts rooting readily where trailing stems touch the ground. The leaves are 5 to 10 cm long and 3 to 6 cm broad.

The flowers are small and spherical fruits that ripen red. Indoor houseplants will not usually produce fruit. The plants may bear fruit from the fourth or fifth year, and then typically for seven years.

Common name(s): Common pepper, Kali mirch, Kali miri
Flower colours: Yellowish-green
Bloom time: Seasonal
Max reachable height: Up to 4 m
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

It is extensively cultivated there and elsewhere in tropical regions. A plant can be grown in soil that is neither too dry nor susceptible to flooding, moist, well-drained and rich in organic matter. It is best grown in sun-dappled areas or areas with a bright indirect sun.

Sunlight: Partial shade
Soil: Rich potting soil with good drainage
Water: Medium
Temperature: 12 to 32 degrees C
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Piper nigrum

  • The vines need to be trained early when they are young so tie or just weave them through trellis sections.
  • It is best to grow under trees as they provide shade and need to plant in free ventilation.
  • Apply leaf mulch and manure.
  • It is beneficial if shoots are pruned twice a year.
  • Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.
  • Watch for aphids on indoor plants and use soap water spray or Eucalyptus oil, Neem oil, and Citrus oil etc.
  • Do not over water as plant roots may rot.

Harvesting

Harvest when the first fruits begin to turn red.

Typical uses of Piper nigrum

Special features: Black pepper is the world's most traded spice.

Culinary use: Famous spice

Ornamental use: It may be grown in containers as a houseplant with an attached trellis or in a hanging basket.

Medicinal use: It is used in folk medicine. was believed to cure several illnesses, such as constipation, insomnia, oral abscesses, sunburn, and toothaches etc.

Note: Please consult your health expert.

References

  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Black%20Pepper.html
  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=d276
  • http://balconygardenweb.com/how-to-grow-black-pepper-plant-growing-peppercorn/

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I am satisfied with the plants.
5 / 5 Kshitij Raj 01 July 2018
when I put the plant indoors totally, it started having yellow leaves.
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