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I would cut it in the lower half. As you say, it needs to focus the energy to get back leaves. Please keep in mind that the most important part of your plant is the one in the soil. You still got the root system for a bigger plant and should not be afraid to cut it down. Even though I grow mostly inside, I regularly cut branches down to help them grow out ...


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Before you do anything else, quarantine this plant. You don't want other plants to be infected. These bugs are most likely aphids, probably black bean aphids. The shiny stuff on the leaves is honeydew produced by them. These bugs are bad news for your plant. They suck sap from the plant, reproduce quickly and will take over your plant. without treatment the ...


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There are five domesticated species of chili peppers. Capsicum annuum includes many common varieties such as bell peppers, wax, cayenne, jalapeños, Thai peppers, chiltepin, and all forms of New Mexico chile. Capsicum frutescens includes malagueta, tabasco, piri piri, and Malawian Kambuzi. Capsicum chinense includes the hottest peppers such as the naga, ...


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It's probably phosphorus deficiency exacerbated by the cold. Just give it some monoammonium phosphate, or monopotassium phosphate; or else fertilize it generally (make sure your fertilizer has enough phosphorus) and warm up your plant, and the new growth should clear up. Cold weather can make plants require more phosphorus; it can make phosphorus less ...


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Good thorough question & good illustrations; that was too cold for them, but they appear a bit dry, especially the less foliated one, and appear could use a Sparing amount of nutrient. Could be soil drainage too, if there isnt some gravel or something below the soil. The nutrient may help lot a to reduce the dropping. Whether 3 to 4 cm of gravel in the ...


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My guess is it's a fungal disease, possibly alternaria. I've seen similar things on indoor peppers (as well as other solanaceae plants) with mites. I don't see particular signs of mites, however. Maybe I've seen it on strawberries I started indoors, too. The main recommendation that comes to mind is to disinfect the area before you plant next year, and the ...


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Has this plant been indoor all the time? It could look a bit like Edema, or oedema that is caused by overwatering. Try to let the soil dry out and only water them when it gets a bit sad. Does the new leaves also have this symptoms?


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If your garden compost was produced in the manner most of us do, that is, just chucking it in the bin and leaving it to get on with it, rather than turning a couple of times a week, then your compost may contain pathogens and is not suitable for use in pots at all. On the other hand, if the compost happens not to contain any pathogens, you might find your ...


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Do not worry. I just never used the "plastic" above the seeds. I know that paper was used, but I never cared much. I also seed plants on my greenhouse, when the temperature is a lot less 20 degrees. It just will take some more time, but do not worry. Do no worry much about soil. Seeds need just humidity, no nutrients. Old (and compost) dirt have just more ...


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When the habanero gets soak with water sitting in a pot it cannot absorb oxygen from the roots and excess water suffocates it. This is what I did to save my hananero get it off the ground and raise it up, make sure the drain holes are not clogged, apply a 1:1 of hydrogen peroxide and water solution directly to the soil and do not let the solution touch the ...


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They are pretty hardy plants as long as they don't get too cold. So I would not worry about them with just that little bit of damage on the tip.


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Came here to add to this answer - I got the exact same brown spots on my Carolina Reaper plant and I am not convinced it's a pest. I grew two of them from seed along with around two dozen of other chilli varieties. They all have been growing very close to each other and only the Carolina Reaper is showing these spots. I have been looking very carefully ...


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