The Chinese Pepper is a sub-tropical tree. Small flowers appear on mature trees followed by reddish fruit that resembles peppercorns.
- Position: Peppers need good light but should be kept out of cold drafts in winter. Your tree can be moved outdoors in summer once temperatures at night exceed 10C.
- Watering: Water as soon as the top soil becomes dry. Water until drips come through the holes in the bottom of the pot. Water less in winter. Do not let the pot stand in water.
- Feeding: Feed every 2 weeks from march to September with a general plantfood. Feed once per month in winter.
- Re-ptting: Move young trees to a larger pot every 2 years in spring. Older trees should be re-potted every 3 years. Use a free-draining soil.