Scientific Name: Capsicum spp.
Common Name: spicy hot pepper, chili pepper
Family Name: Solanaceae
Origin: Central America, Mexico, South America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 °C)
Plant Type: Greenhouse produce plant, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Herb, Medicinal plant
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Berry (true), Edible, Orange, Yellow, Green, Red, Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate, ovate, most blades expand to 4-12cm long x 2-10cm wide, margin entire; flowers 2-3cm wide, petals white, 5-7; berries hollow, most elongated, 2-6cm long x 0.5-1.5cm wide, commonly red or green, spicy hot.