- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 Feet
- Mature Width 14 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 8 - 10
Are you looking for something to spice up your cooking? Known to be one of the hottest peppers, this spicy hot habanero will knock you off your tastebuds with a smoky, sweet, citrus flavor and a Scoville rating of 100,000 – 350,000 SHU! In addition, this pepper features 1.5 to 2 inch-long fruits with a vivid red-hot color that adds color to any plate or dish. Eat them fresh or dry them with no loss of spice or flavor. This compact plant produces a high yield of peppers, up to 5 pounds per plant, and adds great color to your garden before harvest.
Red Habanero Hot Pepper Care
This plant prefers an area with full sun and slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Sow seeds one-quarter inch deep into the ground, with a spacing of 12 to 24 inches per plant. To get the highest yield possible, trim off any flowers you see until they are ready to be transplanted in the ground. Harvest fruits once they have reached the desired size by cutting the stem about one-half inch up from the fruit. If they are green, that’s fine; place them on a windowsill, and they will continue to ripen.
Growing Red Habanero Hot Pepper
Start seeds indoors eight weeks before the last frost in your region; they should germinate in about 14 days. Once the soil outside is consistently warm, plant them outside in an area that receives full sun, spaced 12 to 24 inches apart.
The Red Habanero Hot Pepper is perfect for growing in containers due to its compact form. Pot each plant in a container of no less than 5 gallons. Put this pot anywhere that gets at least 6 hours of sunshine daily in a well-draining potting soil mix.
Watering Red Habanero Hot Pepper
Water this pepper just before the leaves begin to wilt. They don’t need excessive water, so check the soil before you water and ensure they are ready for it.
Feeding Red Habanero Hot Pepper
Fertilize when the seedlings are six weeks old with a nitrogen fertilizer. This pepper loves magnesium and calcium, so feed with a fertilizer high in those elements. Proper fertilizing will increase harvest and the quality of the fruits!
Red Habanero Hot Pepper Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 14 - 18 Inches|
|Spacing: 12 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Goodness Grows|
|Common Name: Red Habanero Hot Pepper Plant|
|Other Name(s): Red Habanero Hot Pepper|
|Scientific Name: Pepper 'Red Habanero'|
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.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and 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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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.