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Life Cycle of a Chilli Plant

Updated November 21, 2016

Chillies are known for their hot fiery flavour, but can also stimulate the circulation and boost metabolism, giving a feeling of energy. The word "chilli" can also be spelt chilli and chile.

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Chilli seedlings require heat, moisture and oxygen to germinate. The best situation for germination is medium soil in seedling trays or small pots. It will take a few days to several weeks for the seedlings to break surface.


Rich soil produces more fruit, so poor soil requires fertilisation, plenty of mulch and compost. Watering is also a key to a healthy plant.


As the plants grow, flowers will begin blooming. The flowers will begin dying after a few weeks, and chillies will form.


The flower's petal will drop off as the green middle part starts swelling, which is the chilli pepper growing. The plant will continue producing fruit into the autumn and perhaps beyond under favourable temperature and soil conditions.


Once the plants bear fruit, small amounts of organic liquid fertiliser every few weeks will help support the growing process.

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Diana Beall
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