Questions tagged [chili]

Common name for Capsicum plants of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, grown for their often hot fruit. Use this tag with questions about caring, propagating and identifying chili varieties.

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Chilli plant showing deformed leaves with brown traces under leaves

I am having trouble finding what is causing my chilli plant to look unhealthy. My googling suggest it may be a pest problem but there are no signs of pests on the plant. I have briefly seen the odd ...
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Strange growth on a pepper plant

I noticed a strange growth on a Capsicum chinense plant. Based on location I believe, it is is some sort of deformation of the flower bud (maybe fasciation). It resembles broccoli florets. No other ...
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Chilli plant leaves disease

My chilli plant leaves seem to get some white shiny spots on them and then go brown and die off. The pics don’t look like anything I’ve seen from googling; is it rescueable? Thanks! Malcolm
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my chilli plants have spots and holes appearing on them

I have white spots which turn brown and in some cases holes form and the leaf withers and falls off eventually. I haven’t had any issue with fruiting, there has been plenty. I water once every one or ...
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Red chilli plant, do I have a problem and how do I fix?

My chillies were growing fine but all of a sudden have started to develop this yellowing (soft/hollow to touch) near the tips of some of my chillies, would anyone have any ideas as to why this is ...
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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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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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How do I save my chilli plant

I was away for a couple of days and I guess the weather was hot here, so when I came back my chilli plant had dried up, picture below. I have watered it now, but the plant hasn't perked up. The ...
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Chili pepper identification

I've recently picked pepper from plant that suffered from early frost. Plant was in a pot, about 1 meter high, with many branches and a loot of fruit like one from the pictures below. Fruit was ...
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Chilli plant Potted in the balcony

1My chilli plant leaves are getting wrinkly. I live in Melbourne, Australia. They are in a pot in the balcony. This has been going on for a few weeks. Being watered everyday. Have sprayed them with ...
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Hydroponic Chilli plant deficiency

I've been experimenting with hydroponics chili but no success. Here are some pics. There is no infection or bugs for sure but seems like deficiency of nutrition. Flowers grow but rot very easily and ...
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Help me identify my Chilies

I need some help please, I grow my own chilies and I am struggling to identify them and not sure what they should look like for picking, what colour should they be?
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Brownish marks on upper surface of chilli leaves gradually forming lesions

I have a young ghost chilli growing in a pot outside which is displaying browning on the upper surface (but not on the lower surface) of its leaves, primarily along the veins at the base of the plant. ...
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What's happening with my chilli leaves?

My chili plant was fine a couple days ago, we had a week of unexpected hot weather (30 celcius) which has now cooled back down to around 22, but I've noticed all the leaves on my plant suddenly look ...
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Why are my green pepper plant leaves deformed from the top?

I live in Toronto, Canada. I have noticed some of the leaves of my Green chilli plant curling at the top, always towards the side. Also, some leaves are deformed. It would be great if you can help me ...
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Chilli plant help

Hi I’ve had this chilli plant for about one year. Only one part of the Y has flowered and grown chillies. It seems all the energy went into producing the chillies and this part of the plant lost ...
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What variety is this chilli plant?

I got it in a 'grow your own chilli in a tin can' but it didn't have a variety.
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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 is causing tiny new growth to die?

I have a young Jalapeno and its new growth is dead looking. It has tiny leaves and its flowers are dead and brown. I looked using a jewelry loupe and could not see any pests.
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Yellow leaves with Dried spots on chili leaves

I have noticed this on my chili leaves (refer to photo). At first I thought it is happening on bottom leaves but I spotted some top leaves as well. I have noticed that the infection is spreading. The ...
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Indoor chilis infected by strange problem

I am having problems with something affecting, infecting my Carolina reaper plants. I can see curled leaves, white blotches. With a microscope i see tiny “suckers.” Any ideas?
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Chilli pepper seeds with dark cores: viability?

I have a ripe crop of serrano chilli peppers (Capsicum annuum). I'm planning to save some seeds for a future crop, and have done some research on what I need to do to dry and store them properly for ...
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brown/yellow discoloration on chili leaves

Strange discoloration on my chili plant started small but now getting fairly noticeable. Wondering what might cause this.
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New Pepper Plant leaves with light green patches

The new leaves are having light and dark green pigmentation. Can someone please guide me on this?
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Why do my pepper leaf curl

I never seen any pepper's leaves curling like mine, is it sick badly?
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Why have my Chilli Pepper plants started to develop small slightly translucent spots/blotches on the leaves?

See the photos attached of the leaves. I planted these chilli peppers about 2 months ago (march 2020) and they have been sat on my windowsill. We've had relatively hot and sunny weather for the UK ...
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What are the spots on my chili plant?

this is my first vegetable plant and I have no idea what to do or if this is something normal. My plant has white spots on older leaves and they turn brown over time. Anyone here who has seen this ...
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Carolina Reaper leaves colour doesn't look correct

I have a couple of Carolina Reapers I'm growing hydroponically but the big one's leaves look I think the wrong colour.. Is this the correct colour? If not what do I need to do to rectify it? I've ...
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Seedling chilli plant - not quite right

Help - recently my tall and frowning seedling chilli plant appears to be getting new growth but the leaves either develop brown spots and die, or shrivel up. We water it once a week, maybe a bit less....
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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 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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Why aren't my young chili plants growing?

I planted chili pepper plants about four weeks ago along with other vegetables. All the vegetables are growing, even the seeds that I planted, but the peppers have grown slightly but seem to be at a ...
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Why are my ornamental chili plants turning brown?

I have some ornamental chili plants and they started to make chili. However they started to turn brown in colour as shown in the pictures. They started to turn brown a couple of weeks ago but they ...
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6 month old Chilli plants are struggling after a strong yield

My chilli plants seem to be having a tough time recently and I can't work out what the problem is. 1 Scotch Bonnet plant seems to be dropping a lot of leaves and yellowing, the other two are mostly ok ...
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What is happening to my Chilli plants?

My new Chilli plant leaves are having light and dark pigmentation with shriveled leaves. How can I fix this?
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First time chilly grower! Advice and tips?

This is my first time growing anything so I decided I'll start with something that I really like to eat as well. These are Apache chillies. Germinated my seeds in a propagator, in peats, temperature ...
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Is this a chili disease or just bad treatment?

Some days ago I found out that my chillies had some kind of small worms-looking things. Probably thrips or something else. And I had some kind of flies. I sprayed them with soapwater. Some of the ...
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