Cayenne Hot Pepper (2-Pack) Cayenne Hot Pepper (2-Pack) Cayenne Hot Pepper (2-Pack) Cayenne Hot Pepper (2-Pack)

Cayenne Hot Pepper (2-Pack)

2PK |  4.5" Pot |  $14.99
Introduce South America’s famously fiery hot pepper to your garden and add heat to your favorite recipes! Hot Cayenne Pepper provides the perfect punch in your favorite dishes. Terrific used fresh in recipes, it also adds zing to bottles of oil or vinegar for a fabulous infused flavor. The plant produces high yields of thin-walled, bright red peppers that are perfect for canning, pickling, or drying. String them into a ristra—an easy and decorative way to dry peppers. Grows beautifully in garden beds or containers. Plants are compact, but adding a cage at planting helps support plant stems when heavy with fruit. Place in full sun, and feed regularly. Scoville heat units: 30,000 to 50,000. Matures in 85 days. Read More

See Planting Instructions

The Highlights

Fruit size
tool tip The average size of the fruit produced.
3 to 5 inches
Light Full sun
Matures 85 days Plant size 18 to 24 inches
Scoville heat units 30,000 to 50,000 (hot) Spacing 18 to 24 inches apart

Welcome your Plant

1. Remove Packaging

Take each individual bonnie plant out of the box before carefully opening each individual plant’s packaging. Be cautious of soil that may have shifted during transportation.

2. Check the Soil

Your plants were watered right before shipping, but they may have become thirsty during travel. If the soil is dry to the touch, give your plants a good drink before planting.

3. Adjustment Period

Let your plants get used to their new environment. Set them in a warm, sunny spot for 34 to 48 hours so they can recover from their trip before being planted.

Long term Care

1. Location, location

Find the right spot for your plant. Check each plant’s tag for information on how much sun your plan’s need. Growing tip: if your plant needs full sun, a south-facing area will give you the most sunlight. If your plan can grow in part shade, an east or west-facing window might be enough.

2. Soil & drainage

Making sure your container has holes to allow excess water to drain is vital to your plant’s health! We recommend planting your Bonnie Plant in Miracle-Gro Potting Mix for containers, or Miracle-Gro Garden Soil for planting in ground.

3. Hungry plants

Feeding your plants is one of the best ways to improve your plant’s health and maximize your harvest. We recommend feeding with Miracle-Gro plant food when you transplant, and feeding regularly following label directions for best results.