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Common name for *Capsicum* plants of the *Solanaceae* (nightshade) family, grown for their often hot fruit.

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Baby Chillies die when I put them under LED

I live in the UK and have been growing some Carolina Reapers from seed using Hydroponics..It's been going pretty well and I have some small plants and larger ones. Here is a larger one sitting on my ...
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How low of temperature can hot pepper plants tolerate?

How low of of temperatures can my hot pepper plants (I have a few different types) tolerate overnight? What about the fruit (some is ripe, some is not) on the plants? I have a few nights forecasted ...
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Drying chilli plants

I have this healthy chili plant with 7-8 fruits in it. since last 2 or 3 days I can see a couple of branches of the plant are drying up. Fruits are okay but the branches, leaves and flowers of some ...
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Can anyone tell me what type of chillies these are?

I have been given these chillies as a gift so that I can re-plant them next summer. Could anyone please help me with the names?
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What chili variety is this?

I'm growing several varieties of chili peppers at home. One of my plants seems to like the local climate more than the others and it fruits a lot more often. Thing of, I'm not sure what variety it is. ...
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What kind of disease does my 'Ghost' chili have?

I have nine chili peppers, five of them are 'Ghost' peppers (Bhut Jolokia), the other four are 'Cayenne' peppers. I feed them every week with an NPK-4-3-5 fertilizer(6ml). I started to notice that my ...
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Chilli leaf curl downwards

I have few chilli plants in a medium sized pot. Last few days I could notice some of the leaves are curling downwards and there is no color change. I am unable to find other issues in the plant. I ...
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dying chilli plants

I have a few chilli plants. initially 4 or 5 of them were in a same pot. Quickly they grew quite big and really strong and I thought it's time to move them to different pots and so I did. I repotted ...
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What should I do with multiple pots with a lot of young Jalapeños seedlings?

Recently I have been interested in starting growing chillies. The first thing I did was buy some seeds online, 50 jalapeño seeds. I planted them all (yes I know it's a mistake) in a small/medium pot. ...
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What kind of pepper is this?

Friend gave me some seeds that she had stored for a while. I planted them and they grew into this beautiful chili plant. We have no idea what kind of pepper it is exactly. The fruit is relatively ...
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My chilies look weak, what is the problem?

My chilies do not look good since a couple of weeks. They look generally weak: the leaves are quite pale/yellowy, and many drooping or even falling. Some leaves are turning all black starting from ...
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What's wrong with my peppers plants :(?

Hello. Fairly new to gardening. First time peppers, I planted a bunch of different varieties hot and sweet in big planter beds that I built on my terrace. First my jalapeno started to get yellow ...
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What triggers flowering for an overwintered chile pepper?

I have a bhut jolokia that is now going on 7 years old. Each year, I put it outside after last frost. 2-3 months later, I am able to harvest ripe peppers. At the end of the season, I bring it back ...
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Is this a chili pepper? If it is, which one?

I got some seeds, which are Cayenne pepper seeds I was told. I'm not so sure about it, but it has grown and started to produce fruit. Does anyone know whether this is really Cayenne, and/or is it safe ...
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The plant stems start to split (crack) vertically in a hydroponic system

I have planted several bell pepper plants in my hydroponic system (DWC). I have used coconut peat as the growing medium and used the following nutrient solution: The problem is, all my plants have ...
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What kind of insect is this on my green chilli?

I have a green chilli plant that I bought a couple of weeks back. It seems to have some sort of insect over several of its leaves (see pics below). I am wondering if this is scale or spider or mite? ...
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Why are the leaves of my young chilies turning yellow and dying?

Here are my Capsicum chilies. There are a month and a half/two months old. For some reason, some are growing faster than others. The ones not growing much have leaves which turn yellow. After a few ...
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What kind of chili plant is this?

What kind of chili plant is this? I bought this chili plant from the market today but don't know what kind of chili it is. Any ideas?
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Chili leaves shriveling up, with light-green raised dots on the leaves

On some of my chili peppers (approx 1 month old, grown under artificial light), the leaves are rolling up / shriveling up, and little light-green raised dots are appearing on both sides of some leaves....
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Beetle patrolling chilli plant

Could you please help me identify the beetle colony that is patrolling my chilli plant for the last two weeks? I’ve done a quick search using Google and the keywords “beetle” and “chilli” but none ...
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Is this a Cayenne Chilli pepper?

I bout this from eBay last year. The seller had it listed as a Willy Chilli plant. However as the fruit started to grow I noticed they did not grow to what the Willy chilli is supposed to look like. I ...
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What are the white and black spots on the under side of my chilli leaves?

I am a newbie to gardening and was so chuffed to see my chilli (the plants are Chile guajilo and Chile chipotle) plants grow up. However, I have noticed leaves starting to fall. These leaves have, on ...
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Trying to grow Chillis with a LED Grow Lamp

I started with some chilli seeds of varying types planted in some Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting compost (https://www.gardenhealth.com/product/grosure-seed-cutting-compost). After a few weeks sitting on ...
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Growing multiple pepper plants in one pot vs just one plant per pot

I'm a real hot chili lover, and yearly grow about 50 plants from about 10 varieties. I'm used to grow 3 plants (of the same variety) in a single 40 liter pot. While I do get good results, I'm still ...
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Does anyone know what type of chilli plant this is?

I posted photos here last year but the plant was too young to produce fruit. Here are new photos of the same plant with chilli's growing on it. What type of chilli plant is this? My uncle was told the ...
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Is it time to repot my chili plants?

I'm a first time grower in need of some advice: About three weeks ago (2018-01-20), a repotted my chili seedlings into the pots seen in the pictures. Is it already time to repot them again? The reason ...
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Anybody know what kind of chili plant this is? Is it dead or can I revive it?

I got this plant last year and it started dying. I recently brought it inside and it looks like it’s getting new leafs. Any recommendations?
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If you have multiple chilli plants in one pot and one dies or you kill it, does this affect the other plants?

The new growth on one of my chilli plants looks to be healthier than the old growth. More regularly shaped leaves vs strange wrinkly leaves. I want to cut back a bit of the old growth a bit at a time ...
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Why does my chilli plant have wrinkled leaves?

I have one chilli plant that has wrinkled leaves. The other plants in the pot (I know, I know) appear to be fine. It has been like this for some time now, so I think I can rule out stress. It also ...
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When are 'chocolate' peppers ripe?

I have a pepper plant which is probably Chocolate 7-Pot. One day, the single pepper it produced this year turned from green to brown. Does this mean it's ripe already, or does it go through several ...
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Chilli plant - Why is my pruned stem still dying back?

I actually pruned this last autumn. So close to 6 months. It's still slowly dying back. I'm guessing it stalled over winter. Near the tip, a new bud was actually starting to grow. Why is it still ...
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Brown spots around the veins on a hot pepper plant's leaves

I noticed this on some on my Carolina Reaper plants. A lot of the leaves have this kind of spots surrounding the midrib and the veins. The plants grow indoors in 5l pots but I kept them in the garden ...
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What kind of pest is this and how do I deal with it

My potted cayenne peppers have had problems with pests for about a year and a half. Does any one recognize it and know how to deal with it? The plants have been standing on a glazed balcony during ...
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How aggressively can you prune chilli plants?

I recently pruned my chilli plants after watching some videos on topping. I was more aggressive on plants where there were signs of new growth further down the stem. In other places, I left some side ...
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What is this chilli plant?

Does anyone know what type of chilli plant is this? My uncle gave this plant to me back in July this year and he said he thought it was a Thai fire chilli. I have a chilli plant that I identified as a ...
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Can this chilli plant be identified from leaf shape and size? It has started to bud, but no flowers or fruit yet

This chilli plant was grown from a seed given to me by a friend, can it be positively identified before it bares fruit? Other photo is of one of its flowers, the buds take a long time to actually ...
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Help me treat a chili plant against white fungus/insect

My chili plant is getting white fungus on its stem. Two days back I saw it. Another plant also seemed to be in same situation and it died today. Today I watched it carefully and it was a white bug ...
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My chilli plant is leaning away from the vertical, should I support it somehow?

My plant is quite young, about 20 cm tall. It is leaning slightly, should I support it? If so, how?
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My chili's don't want to ripen

My plant (Lemon Drop, sitting in a pot on my balcony) is making huge amounts of leaves, flowers and new chilis but the ones it already has seem to stagnate both in size and ripeness. What should I do?...
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Discoloration of leaves on Carolina Reaper plants

I started several Carolina Reaper and Cayenne plants indoors and I have recently moved them outside as the temperatures got high enough. This is my first year growing them. A week ago, I noticed what ...
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What are these loops on my chillies?

I have a chilli plant that's on its second year of fruit production. On a couple of chillies I noticed these bumps or loops growing out of the top of the chillies. See the photographs below for an ...
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White crystal like spot on bottom side of chili leaves

I have a (thai) chili in my kitchen. It seems to be fine overall. One week ago I discovered some white spots on the bottom of the leaves (see image). Whatever it is it does not seem to be moving. It ...
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Why do my Chili pepper's leaves curl

I have been growing these plants for a while when suddenly their leaves started to curl up, slowly. Is this a sign of root rot? Should I replant with some perlite added? It seems to be getting worse :...
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What type of chilli plant is this?

A friend gave me some seeds from a chilli which have now produced some fruit. I would like to know what type it is. He thinks it might be "bhut jolokia" or "carolina reaper" but is not sure. After ...
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Carolina Chili fruit not turning red

I recently planted several types of chilli including the insanely hot Carolina reaper. Now the plants are doing well and one is producing a lot chilli fruits. However the fruits have not even ...
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Chilli plant leaf curling

The leaf of my green chilli plant keep curling and wither away. I have tried treatment with neem oil pesticide /fungicide but it does not show any improvement The plant does not flower / produce ...
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Pest on my chili plants

I have a pest on my chili plants. It manifests as white powdery substance with black spots. I am not sure What this is And How to treat It. I assumed It was a fungus, but now I also saw some small ...
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Buds don't blossom on Chilli plant ( bud drop )

I have a green chilli plant. For the past 2 months, the flowers on the plant have never bloomed. There are a lot of buds but instead of blooming, they just dry off. What is going wrong? I water the ...
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What is the name of this red chili with white scars?

I am looking for the name of the following chilies: They are all off the same kind. The red one on the right is ripe.
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When is the best time to harvest chilli peppers?

I'm wondering when my chilli plants start bearing fruit when would be the best time to harvest the fruit when the chillis are still green or when they change colour.