Real Black Pepper Plant (piper nigrum)
Piper are very easy to grow tropical plants that require little care indoors or out. Many species of Piper can be grown as houseplants, or outdoors in mild climates. They thrive in moist soils with high organic matter and grow best when provided with a mossy post or burlap wrapped pole to climb. Piper plants can be grown in pots, hanging baskets. The most notable Piper is Piper Nigra which produces black peppercorns, however other easy to grow ornamental varieties are now becoming poplar with Aroid collectors and mini-culture fans. Though they sell out very quickly, we offer one of the largest varieties available in the U.S. from the miniature Silver Fleck to the massive Piper Magnificum. Colors range from neon yellow, pink sparkles to dark tortoise shell Please check back throughout the season to check availability.
About This Plant
Genus: Piper Pot Size: Ships In 2x2x3″ Pot Includes: 1 Plant With Pot Ships By: UPS Ships From: Florida USA Shipping Rate: Click Tab Above
Info. & Recommendations
Growth Rate: Very Fast Light: 70-90% Soil: Rich Organic Mix Fertilizer: Slow Time Released Water: When Dry to Touch Dislikes: Soggy Soil Likes: 70-90°F Outdoor Zone: 9b-10 Pot Size: 6″-24″ w/Drain Holes Indoors: Locate Near Natural Light Faux Light: Grow Light Full Spectrum Difficulty: Medium
Plants growing here are grown in a natural, humid, rainforest-like environment with little to no pesticides. Though it seldom occurs, when you receive your plant, leaves may drop, have spotting, folds, or even a bite mark or two in addition leaf browning may occur especially on plants with significant white coloration, this is only natural. Remember with plants you're in it for the long haul, to enjoy their natural beauty and possibly share a cutting or two with friends and family.
Here at the nursery, plants are grown under 40-80% shade cloth. If you're growing outdoors and plant directly in full sun you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this plant to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or so to avoid stress. Please refer to the above guidelines.
We can not guarantee any future variegation patterns, coloration, survival or growth rate of any plant though most of the mother plants we propagate from have been successfully growing here for 20 plus years, some plants may still sport. Rest assured all variegation is natural, we do not agree with temporary Chemically Induced Variegation, (NO C.I.V.)