Facebook Pixel
Order by 3pm for next day delivery or choose your delivery date on the order form.
Don't forget on orders over £50 we offer FREE WEEKDAY DELIVERY or £6 off a Weekend Delivery.
Purple calico chilli Purple Calico Chilli Closeup Purple Calico Chilli from above
Purple calico chilli

Calico Chilli

Out of stock

5 Stars
4 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars Trustpilot Logo
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
This plant produces lots of long upward pointing chillies turning slowly from green to purple to red. Pretty to look at and hot stuff in your curries!
Current Description
We're not stocking this variety this year, but we do have a wonderful selection of other chillies available to order now, which you can find on our website.
40cm tall in 1L pot
5 Stars 5/ 5 4 reviews
ANDREA, Aug 14
5 stars

I sent this plant to a friend for her Birthday and she seems very pleased with it..but as it was a present I haven't seen it for myself Delivery as usual was excellent

Sandra Malcolm, Jul 31
5 stars

Received by my son-in-law very quickly after I ordered. Well packed, and a very healthy-looking plant, he said, with a lot of chillies showing.

Susan Jordan, Jul 24
5 stars

A gift for my friend , she was delighted with the quality. it was delivered when it was promised. brilliant service.

GG, Aug 30
5 stars

Full bloom and full of chillis! Bought as birthday present and arrived on time and just as picture

Load More Reviews
Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

Looking after your Chilli Plant

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.

Whilst chilli plants are in small pots, they will need regular watering. Remove the plant from its basket or pail and water from the top and let the excess drain away. Allow the top of the soil to dry out completely before watering again, particularly during the cold months.

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.

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.

Problem Solving. 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 re potted 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 to wash off the offending creatures and pick off any damaged leaves to keep the plant tidy.