What conditions do chilli plants like best? Mine had greenfly and since I have sprayed it and got rid of that the leaves have been a very yellow green and it doesn’t look happy at all… Any suggestions or home made nutrients I can give it?

Posted by Hazel, 19/09/13

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  • I had two chilli plants this year. One boomed and I got heaps and heaps of chillies. The other was reall sad and struggled, only got not even half a dozen off that one. Same place in garden, same nutrients, different plants.


  • And how long do they last? Are they seasonal or do they continue to produce fir years? Something ate ALL the leaves off of mine :(


  • In winter My chilli plant lost its leaves & I would cut it back a little & it would come back when it got hot.So they like the sun,I would cut it back.


  • Great! Really interesting comments read on this! thanks


  • My chilis love compost and fish emulsion


  • seasol and powerfeed should cheer them up


  • Chilli plants are really hardy and I’ve found lots of mini chilli plants next to my bigger ones! Give it some fertilizer if it’s struggling. I also have a compost bin so I put some compost around the plans every once in a while.


  • i think they like hot and humid weather


  • there are some good comments here


  • The Seasol spray’s good, also the plant Yates nutrient powder in a jar from Bunnings are quite good every now and then.


  • Some good advice there below.


  • I hope you could rescue your chilli!


  • Mine like being under out patio area which on hot days can be like a greenhouse. I think it protects them from the chill in winter too


  • How is your chilli going now? Any advice helped?


  • they love the heat :)


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