btrowe1
Senior Member
Posts: 202
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:57 pm
Location: South Glens Falls Ny,Zone 4B

How & Should I Prune Indoor Ghost Pepper Plants?

I brought in from the outside my ghost pepper plant/bush, wondering if I should prune it back a bit. Getting colder up this way and I'd like for this plant to produce a few more peppers next year. The Plant/bush is close to 2 1/2' tall.

If yes how should I go about it, also the plant is losing a few leaves, i attribute this to the shock of coming in from the outside.Only a few leaves are dropping.

Thanks

tomc
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 2661
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:52 am
Location: SE-OH USA Zone 6-A

Re: pruning in door pepper plants

You can coppice a pepper in order to make it fit indoors. See Fatali's peppers.
Think like a tree
© 2016 Invisable Inc.

User avatar
rainbowgardener
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 25279
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:04 pm
Location: TN/GA 7b

Re: pruning in door pepper plants

Here's a thread we have had for a long time about wintering peppers over indoors:

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/vi ... hp?t=31055

Here's the reference to what tom was talking about:

https://www.fatalii.net/Bonsai_Chiles_Bonchi

Understand that just to keep them alive over the winter will require some kind of supplemental lighting.
Twitter account I manage for local Sierra Club: https://twitter.com/CherokeeGroupSC Facebook page I manage for them: https://www.facebook.com/groups/65310596576/ Come and find me and lots of great information, inspiration

btrowe1
Senior Member
Posts: 202
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:57 pm
Location: South Glens Falls Ny,Zone 4B

Re: pruning in door pepper plants

That is so cool, chile bonsai"s.. who would have thought of that..

Thank you rainbow..



Return to “Pepper Forum”