Black Pepper

Grow your own peppercorns with this lovely houseplant. A vine that produces chains of small round fruit, black pepper thrives in full or part sun and indoor temperatures above 65 degrees F. By selecting the time of harvest, all four types of peppercorns — black, white, green, and red — can be harvested from the same plant. Black pepper is a slow-growing vine, and plants take three to four years to start flowering and fruiting. Wait to water black pepper until the soil is visibly dry. When watering, thoroughly saturate the soil until a little water runs out the bottom of the pot.

Black Pepper Overview

Genus Name Piper nigrum
Common Name Black Pepper
Plant Type Houseplant, Vine
Light Part Sun, Sun
Height 8 to 20 feet
Width null to 3 feet
Season Features Summer Bloom
Special Features Good for Containers
Zones 10, 11
Propagation Division
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