About a year and a half after my original post, my Ghost Pepper is actually starting to take off, during the winter months, no less. lol
I'm not sure why this plant has had a difficult time growing. Infact, after I moved it to the big planter, it sat with no leaves for several months.
Here it is today.
My new worry is that the trunk will fail to support the plant.
I really need to take pictures of it to better show my issue, but will try to explain for now.
After sitting with no leaves for almost a year, it started to develop a new branch at the very top, on one side. It continue to branch up from that one new stem. So basically, all of the new growth you see is coming from a branch out on the top side of the trunk.
The problem is, the truck has not grown to accommodate this new growth, and I am a little worried it's going to fall over one day.
But other than that, I am not complaining, because it looks like I will have some peppers this spring!