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Purple chilli plant
Ornamental chilli plant

Purple Chilli

£19.00 exc delivery

These funky 'twilight' windowsil chillis produce dark purple tasty fruit that will eventually ripen to ruby red. This ornamental variety is quite hot with good crops of small fruit approx 1cm long.

This year's twilight chilli plants are still a little small but they are growing on nicely and we expect to have the first ready and in flower by the beginning of June. We'll update this page again at that to show this years batch but in the meantime you can still preorder your twilight chilli for delivery in a few weeks time.

60cm high in a 1L pot Order this plant now for delivery from 03/06/2015 onwards

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Looking after your Chilli Plant
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
These chilli plants (capsicum annum) love sunlight. In summer they will be happiest on a sunny windowsill, in a greenhouse or conservatory, or outside on a sheltered patio.
As soon as the autumn frosts arrive they need to be under cover. If you have not got a greenhouse a sunny window sill will be fine.
The natural inclination of these chilli plants, being annuals, is to die back after fruiting. However we have found from experience that it is possible to coax them into a second year if you cut off all the chillies and prune the plant heavily at the end of the season, and then wait patiently for new growth to reappear in the Spring.
Any problems are usually associated with overwatering. If the plant becomes waterlogged its roots need to be allowed to dry out and then a normal watering pattern re-established. If the leaves start to droop and the flowers start to curl you know it is thirsty, so water straight away. Yellow or brown edges to leaves is normally the result of low light levels in the winter but very yellow leaves are a sign that your plant is lacking nutrients so give it a good feed with any general houseplant or tomato feed and remove any discoloured leaves. Your plant will also benefit from being repotted in mid Summer – choose a good general purpose potting compost and a pot that is only slightly larger. Our plants are grown in a pesticide free environment. In the unlikely event that you find any pests (including aphids or caterpillars) on your plant use a soft soap or pest spray to wash off the offending creatures and pick off any damaged leaves to keep the plant tidy.
These peppers are quite hot and are delicious in curries, stir-fries stews and Mexican dishes. Store in a sealed container in the fridge if you can’t use them straight away.

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We are updating the website all the time, and new information will be posted here soon. Please do check back or call us with any questions

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" I just wanted to thank you for delivering a purple chilli plant for me on Tuesday. My husband works away from home and the chilli plant was the perfect gift for me to send to cheer him up when he was away from the family on his birthday. So many thanks for your efficient and prompt service- I will definitely use your website again. " Marie Haggart - August 2013
" I just wanted to send you a message to say thank you so much for providing and sending my Dad's Chilli plant. It was for his 70th Birthday from his grand children. Thank you once again. It's so hard to find a nice present for a man who has everything! And you never know what you are going to get when you order from the internet. " Claire H. - August 2012