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How to Grow Ornamental Peppers as a Houseplant

Updated on February 17, 2012

capsicum (christmas pepper)

PICTURE OF CAPSICUM (CHRISTMAS PEPPER)NOTICE THE SMALLER SIZE THAN A REGULAR PEPPER
PICTURE OF CAPSICUM (CHRISTMAS PEPPER)NOTICE THE SMALLER SIZE THAN A REGULAR PEPPER

The Christmas Pepper, Ornamental Pepper or the Capsicum

This beautiful house plant is known by several names. The latin name is Capsicum. It makes a beautiful indoor plant. Planting and maintaining is very simple.

To Plant an indoor plant from seeds you will need the following:

A potting planter 4-6 inches deep.

Capsicum seed

Potting Soil

Per-lite

Compost or Organic Soil is at your discretion

Spray bottle

The Capsicum seeds are small and thin. After filling your pot with soil, perlite, and whatever you would like to add (compost) dust your seeds lightly over the top of the soil. You should always plant more than one, not all seeds germinate and if more than one sprouts you can move it into another pot by itself to give to a friend, or as a gift.

Spray you seeds until saturated with water from you spray bottle. You can use you spray bottle to water seeds until they germinate. Capsicum seeds take about 20 days to germinate and sprout. Place a piece of glass or Saran Wrap over the pot and give at least 6 hours of sun or use an ultraviolet lamp for several hours a day until germinated. After sprouting, remove the glass or wrap and separate if you have too many. Two or three will grow bushier and will have enough of root room if you use a 6 inch deep pot.

The Plant will be totally mature in 3 months, While growing beautiful foilage and at maturity yields peppers of brilliant red, green, purple, black and yellow. Some do eat these peppers but they are extremely hot and I have heard others say it is just for ornamental purposes.

ORNAMENTAL PEPPERS THAT TURN RED, ORANGE, GREEN, PURPLE
ORNAMENTAL PEPPERS THAT TURN RED, ORANGE, GREEN, PURPLE

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