How to Take Care of a Mini Indoor Red Chili Pepper Plant

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Red chili peppers are an eye-catching plant, but can be very spicy to eat.
Red chili peppers are an eye-catching plant, but can be very spicy to eat. (Image: Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Hot pepper plants are low-maintenance indoor plants that can add color to any room of your home. Pepper colors vary depending on the pepper plant. They come in a range of colors, from green to purple. Keep in mind that when you are growing smaller ornamental peppers, the flavor will be very hot, so cook with care.

Things You'll Need

  • Pot
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Water-soluble vegetable fertilizer
  • Epsom salt
  • Clippers

Transplant your red pepper plant into a fresh pot annually to ensure ample growing space for the roots.

Place the plants in the most well lit room of your home to ensure ample sunlight.

Circulate air throughout the room daily by either opening a window or turning on a fan set to low.

Water your plant consistently and keep the soil moist. If the soil dries out, the peppers will split.

Fertilize the pepper plant once a month with a water-soluble vegetable fertilizer and a light sprinkling of Epsom salt when the pepper plant blooms.

Prune an indoor pepper plant back to a height of 3 to 6 inches every fall. This will trigger the plant’s rejuvenation for spring.

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