My habanero chilies as well as other varieties seem to go through this same cycle. They produce lots of flowers and peppers (about 50), but as they mature, only a few make it to full maturity, the rest start dropping off the plant and the top of the plant stops to grow and turns a bit yellow. Then about 3 weeks after all the chilies fall off, the plant will start to grow nice and green again and produce flowers and chilies and go through the cycle again. I never had any problems growing chili peppers in Northern California but now I live in a humid tropical location and can't get them to grow properly.
This looks a bit like, both, phosphorus and magnesium deficiencies. It could indicate a true deficiency or it could indicate a pH imbalance.
Testing pH first, would be recommended. After, you can test for deficiencies.
These articles will help:
This article will help you to grow Habaneros: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/growing-habanero-peppers.htm
Hello. My habanero chili plants were growing nice and lush green until they started producing flowers. Now In just the last week the new growth tops have yellowed and shriveled or have died. I have changed nothing in the watering/fertilizing routine. I grew chilies many years in Northern California with never any problems. I now live in a more tropical area and have been having problems
That looks to be a calcium deficiency. You may as well supplement, both, calcium and magnesium to ensure that the calcium gets utilized properly.
DOLOMITIC lime will be your best bet here.Make sure NOT to use calcitic lime, since it does not contain the magnesium necessary for calcium uptake. A large helping of both hands full of the stuff will be plenty.
With peppers, I would also recommend a little ironite as well. This will help to keep the pH a little more acidic, as well as keep any bad microbes out of the soil. Iron will also help the fruits ripen better/faster.
This article will offer more information on habanero care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/growing-habanero-peppers.htm
Can it be done? I live in North Norway. bought some (Maybe bad) habanero seeds, only one grew 30-40Cm and stoped there (pretty much) Its my first time trying this.
Yes, you can grow peppers indoors. These two articles will help: