1

So I'm quite a newbie in gardening but I decided to plant a couple chilli plants for the summer because I was very interested.

This red habanero was planted about a week ago and been on slow decline. Right after I planted it there was a whole night and day of rain and I was dumb enough to leave it outside. The other two chilli plants next to it are still somewhat healthy and was either not as affected from the over watering or quickly recovered but when I got home today this habanero was suddenly extremely droopy.

It would be great if someone can confirm that the symptoms of the plant are overwatering and how I can help it recover. I've looked online and followed many of the steps but don't seem to be working. I've put holes in the soil, turned the soil to try and dry it out but nothing seems to work. I think the next step is to repot it into something else and leave it in the shade until it recovers but I don't want to minimise the plant getting hurt in the process and what not.

I'm really hoping for the guy to survive and any input should be great. Thanks in advance!


Red habanero

enter image description here

enter image description here

1

I do no know if it over-watered. But if you are not sure, I really think it is one of the problems. They likes dry places. More dry more spicy, and the chilies have not so much water as tomatoes (same family).

Do no worry, it will not die, if it will not have water for one week or so (depending on your climate), and you will clearly see if it asks you for water.

I'm more in doubt about: too much fertilizer or wrong one (or maybe it is just the flash effect): leaves are particular glossy.

Additionally: they like a lot (really a lot) of sun.

So, stop watering. Water only when chili are asking for it. Note: the pot seems large, so a lot less concern about watering on the right moment: soil will keep some extra reserve.

1

It also looks like this is planted in a plastic tub. Does it have drainage holes? If not, you should repot it into something more appropriate with drainage holes. No drainage will definitely contribute to water problems.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.