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Hot Pepper Lantern Hot Pepper Plant

Availability : In Stock
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Width 21 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 9 - 12

Hot Paper Lantern Pepper is a high-yielding, Habanero-style pepper. Lovely fire-red, elongated, lantern-shaped fruits are 4” long and mature in 70-90 days. Hot Paper Lantern Pepper matures much earlier than other Habanero plants because it has a shorter growing season, making it ideal for Northern gardeners. Tropical, sweet, smokey, habanero-type peppers pack some serious heat at 150,000 - 400,000 Scoville Heat Units. 

Hot Paper Lantern Peppers mature from green to orange, and when fully mature, they are orange/red. This compact plant can easily be grown in containers. The peppers are fantastic when used fresh in spicy salsas or when roasting, grilling, sauteing, pickling, or used in your favorite recipe. 

Hot Paper Lantern Pepper Plant Care  

Plant Hot Paper Lantern outdoors when all danger of frost has passed and soil temperatures have reached above 60 degrees F–peppers thrive in hot growing conditions. 

Space Hot Paper Lantern Pepper plant at least 2 ft away from other plants to give it ample room to grow, and receive sunlight and air circulation. Plant in well-amended soil rich in organic matter such as garden compost in a location that gets at least 6-8 hours of direct sun daily. Deadheading this pepper plant is not necessary. 

Growing Hot Paper Lantern Pepper Plant 

The fruit matures in 70-90 days after planting outdoors. Hot Paper Lantern Pepper reaches 24-36 inches tall with a spread of 24 inches wide, so allow plenty of space for airflow to circulate between plants to avoid any foliage issues. Water the soil and avoid watering overhead; focus on watering the plant's roots versus watering the foliage. 

Hot Paper Lantern Pepper is well suited to be grown in containers. Provide an ample-sized pot at least 18 inches in diameter. This will allow you to grow this plant in a garden where space is at a premium and allow flexible placement options. Place the container in full sun on a deck, balcony, or anywhere your pepper plant will receive at least 6 or more hours of direct sunlight. When grown in containers, they will need frequent watering, especially during the hottest summer months.

Watering Hot Paper Lantern Pepper Plant 

Provide infrequent but deep watering and water your Hot Paper Lantern Pepper plant when the top two inches of soil become dry. Avoid overhead watering, which can encourage foliar disease. 

Feeding Hot Paper Lantern Pepper Plant 

Apply a well-balanced organic liquid vegetable fertilizer once the pepper plants begin to set fruit and continue twice a month during the growing season to give a nutrient boost.

Hot Pepper Lantern Hot Pepper Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 12
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 21 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 24 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: N/A
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Low Maintenance
Brand: Goodness Grows
Common Name: Hot Pepper Lantern Hot Pepper Plant
Other Name(s): Hot Pepper Lantern Hot Pepper
Scientific Name: Pepper 'Hot Paper Lantern'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations