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Thai Dragon Chilli

Easy to grow and super productive, Thai Dragon chillies will produce fruit all through the season and well into the autumn. If you have more than you can use they are easy to dry for use all through the winter to spice up your cooking.
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New for 2021, we have some super tasty Thai Dragon chillies now available to order. They are taller than many chilli varieties, and their first fruits starting to grow this week.
90cm including 1L pot
Thai Dragon Chilli Thai Dragon image
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Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

Looking after your Thai Dragon 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 windowsill 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. Beautiful white flowers are followed by green then turning to a fiery red. You can enjoy the chilies milder, when they are green, or wait until they turn red for a hotter flavour. 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 (Ecover washing up liquid or horticultural soap) mixed with water to wash off the offending creatures ensuring to soak the plant with the solution keeping it in the shade when wet. Pick off any damaged leaves to keep the plant tidy.

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Scientific Name:Capsicum annum Thai Dragon. Heat measuring as high as 100,000 SHU the chillies grow up to 8cm in length.
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