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

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Things You'll Need

  • Pot

  • Soil

  • Water

  • Water-soluble vegetable fertilizer

  • Epsom salt

  • Clippers

Red chili peppers are an eye-catching plant, but can be very spicy to eat.

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.


Step 1

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

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Step 2

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


Step 3

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

Step 4

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


Step 5

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.

Step 6

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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