The capsicum plant is also known as red pepper, chilli pepper, and many more. The fruit is used in making medicines. This plant produces purple and white flowers.
What are the common names for Ornamental Chili Pepper?
Cayenne Pepper, Christmas Pepper, Ornamental Chili Pepper, Sweet Pepper, Chili Pepper, Red Pepper are all common names. The Scientific name is capsicum annuum.
|Flower shape||calyx cup|
|Varieties||Green, Red, Yellow, Purple, Orange, White|
|Plant type||Shrub, vegetable, Climber|
|Leaf Shape||Bell shape|
|Sun||Partial sun or partial shade|
|Pots||use a large pot for capsicum plant|
|pH||Slightly acidic to Neutral|
|Height||Up to 1 meter|
|Width||20 to 30 cm|
How to care for Capsicum?
At the seedling stage, the pepper plant needs full sunlight but at the maturing stage, it does not require more sunlight
The pepper plant needs medium water to grow. When it feels dry, then give water to the pepper plant.
Capsicum plant needs well-drained and loamy soil for growing. Pepper plant loves moist soil also. For best plant growth, plant the pepper plant in organic soil. It is good for this plant.
Pruning the red pepper plant is early season and then the late season is essential. Remove all damaged stems.
For the pepper plant, Potassium and phosphorus fertilizer is better than nitrogen because it enhanced the fruiting.
Capsicum plant growth:
The length of the red pepper plant is 30 to 90cm and the width about 18 inches.
If you like this plant you may also be interested in reading about the Petunia plant, which is in the same plant family.
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