I have a couple of Carolina Reapers I'm growing hydroponically but the big one's leaves look I think the wrong colour.. Is this the correct colour? If not what do I need to do to rectify it? I've included the smaller one for reference as it looks the correct colour... Note the big one has chillies on it.
Three things that you will constantly run into with hydroponics and peppers...
Calcium deficiency, Magnesium deficiency, pH imbalances.
This looks to be Magnesium related, as they are turning color from the bottom up.
If it were turning colors from top down, you could assume either calcium, or nitrogen is lacking.
What I would do is check the pH every day. Make sure that your water level remains constant. If your water evaporates, then you will be left with salty water, since nutrients do not evaporate. This will throw off your pH.
Make sure that you are supplementing with extra calcium and magnesium. There are countless formulas for hydroponics.
And feed a balanced fertilizer by changing the water once or twice per month, and adding liquid feed. Once you see peppers forming, you will want to bump up your phosphorus and potassium.
Keep your pH as close to between 6 and 6.5 as possible, using appropriate products.
I planted a Carolina reaper 2 weeks ago what should it look like now.
One of the world's hottest peppers, Carolina Reaper plants take roughly 90-100 days to mature, which is a long growing period.
Like most peppers you should plant in full sun with a good organic, well draining soil.
Here is more about their care:
My Carolina reaper is four feet tall, healthy with great foliage. It has not produced a single bloom. I have a Scorpion plant that was potted at the same time and it is covered with blooms and loaded with fruit. I am in Oklahoma and have lots of sun, I water three times a week and fertilize weekly. This is my first attempt at growing the reaper
Here are specific instructions for fertilizing that should help. It needs a soil pH of between 6 and 6.5, which is on the acidic side. Plus, it takes a very long growing season, so patience is a virtue.
Hoping someone can help with my problem of the top growth on my Carolina Reaper plants drying out. Only thing different in the last week is there has been lots of rain. The plants are in pots, outside in tropical costal Mexico. I noticed they were really water logged a few days ago, so I moved them under cover out of the rain. Can anyone shed some light on what is happening to them?
This is disease from wet soils that do not have a chance to dry out.
A fungicide will be in order, here:
This article will help you with the care of the plant:
Can you please help me to identify this plant
If you tried to attach a photo to your email, it didn't arrive. It may be tough to identify this pepper until it fruits. The fruits are wrinkled and gnarly looking, but the greens resemble many other types of pepper plants. Since this pepper is so extremely hot, it would be best to get the seeds from a reliable source and plant them in a separate location, just so you can easily identify them. Here's an article on growing hot peppers: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/growing-chili-pepper-plants.htm
I grew 6 amazing Carolina Reaper plants. They were over 6' high. They produced, and produced, and produced even after we had moved them into the garage. We actually had to cut them back in (I think) November. They wouldn't quit producing. I've never grown much of anything before but these were amazing. The problem is we have cut them back and cut way back on watering. They are in a cool garage out of any direct light but they are all putting on new growth. Is this normal or what do I do if it's not?
You will need to keep these, actively, growing throughout the winter. They will not go dormant. This will mean putting them into conditions that mimic outdoors, and full sun, for the winter. If you cannot do this, then putting them into a well lit area and maintaining them in a slow growth state will be appropriate.
Here are some articles that will help: