Hello there, I'm a new member to the site and I really need some help and some information. I was living with some relatives and I had moved into a place where I couldn't take my potted plants. About 6 months passed. During of which, winter passed and now its April. I finally got my plants back last week, and they were just done, had been neglected for a good five months I'd say.
All I have left is a Chile Pequin in a 5 gal pot. Now here is where it gets mind boggling. For the six months I didn't have them, the plants were outside during winter, un-covered, and didn't get trimmed back. So spring came, and the Pequin began to grow. The plant was against the wall of a two story house and only the front of the plant got sun light. It grew good, a healthy green, and leaves all over the front.
Now the backside, a very un-pleasant backside I may add. The stems are more yellow than green, the leaves are a tenth of the size if you compare the growth to the front (healthy side). It basically looks like the plant was dying, never got rotated for sunlight or watered. It even made two peppers that didn't get ripe and they were on the yellow stems. Ive had the plant maybe 10 days now, and I haven't seen any new growth. What confuses me, is it's just the stems that look unhealthy. The leaves all though tiny/stunted have no yellowing yet, but some are yellowing and falling. I can get pictures, but they will be of poor quality. Should I trim off the yellow stems? It would be almost half the plant. Really don't want to do that.
I just don't know what is wrong with the plant. Im unable to go to a local nursery, so any input will be appreciated.
I don't know if it's dog urine, a sun deficiency, over watering from rain, or what. But the fact that I lost almost ten pepper plants at my relatives house, really upsets me. So I want to make sure I can help this plant live and thrive. If you guys need any more information or have questions, feel free. I shall return shortly.