Package includes: 3 plant capsules + nutrients
First leaves in: 2 weeks
Growth and size: Slow; Big (4-5 height blocks)
Your Plantui will require extra height blocks to grow this plant, in addition to the 2 default blocks with which the device is already equipped. We recommend purchasing one extra blooming and one extra boosting light block to compliment the standard height blocks.
How to cut: Prune the longer branches to keep the plant of an adequate size.
When to eat: Collect the fruits when they turn brown.
This is a larger plant within our collection, so we recommend giving it room to grow by not using every slot within the Smart garden. The Jalapeño plant takes time to bear fruit. However, the growth of the plant is a joy to behold!
Like other chilies, it germinates in about two weeks. After germination, make sure to leave only one seedling per plant pod.
When the chili is ten centimeters tall and begins to crave more light, you can add a Boosting Light Block to enhance plant growth. After about 2 months the stem will be strong and dark and the first flowers appear. This is the moment when you can add a Blooming Light Block. To help the chili to form fruit we suggest gently shaking the plants to stimulate flower pollination. The first chili appears after 3 months and ripened chilis are ready for harvest typically 5 months after the seeds are planted.
The ready fruits turn colour from light to dark green and then to “chocolate” brown, indicating they have fully ripened. Once mature, the fruits range from 2.5 to 4cm in length.