How do you take care of Thai chili plants?
Thai peppers require well-drained soil, full sunlight and protection from hot, dry wind. To grow Thai peppers in containers, choose a container with a drainage hole, and fill the container with all-purpose commercial potting soil. Thai hot pepper plants are dual-duty plants, both edible and ornamental.
How big do Thai chili plants grow?
Unlike other bushy pepper cultivars, such as bell peppers, the Thai hot pepper is a relatively small plant with a usual maximum height of 15 inches. Because of its small stature, its perfect container size is a 15-inch pot.
Should you trim pepper plants?
By pruning pepper plants to remove yellowing, spotted, or rotten leaves on a weekly basis goes a long way toward limiting fungal diseases common to peppers. You should also trim off any leaves or branches in direct contact with the soil, even if they are higher up on the plants and arch down to touch the soil.
How often should I water my chilli plants?
One of the most important aspects of growing chilli pepper plants is getting the watering right, they are very thirsty plants. During hot periods, especially if grown inside a greenhouse, you will need to water regularly, usually twice a day. As dry compost will lead to a check in their growth.
Do chilli plants produce every year?
Chilli plants are not annuals. They are in fact short-lived perennials, so if you can successfully overwinter your plants you get fresh chillies much earlier the next season than growing each year from seed.