Capsicum Chinense | Carolina Reaper Hot Pepper (S)


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Good times never seemed so good

She’s spicy, yet sweet as her famous sweet potato pie. Mess with her, and before you know it—your eyes are watering, skin is burning, and you’ll be regretting your decision for a minimum of 4-7 hours afterwards. Caroline is a classic Southern belle in every sense of the word: lovely manners, excellent cook, and scrappy to a fault. Caroline enjoys hosting parties every weekend with 100 of her closest friends, and she won’t let you leave without trying her famous hush puppies. Get on her good side, and you’ll be singing her name till the cows come home.

Requires bright direct sun
Can grow up to 150 cm tall
Current length

The approximate size of this plant when it is delivered

Is winter hardy (up to -30 C)
Light Sunny, more than 5 hours of direct sunlight every day
Soil sandy/loamy/peaty soil
Suitable for planting in soil or keeping in pot
Climbing trellis/assistance Not necessary
Maintenance Average

What type of care your plant needs

Watering Needs only a slightly moist soil

Doesn't need extra water, the occasional rainy day will do/Often needs extra water during the summer/Needs to be watered on the regular, keep the soil slightly moist.

Nutrition Yes, use diluted fish emulsion, magnesium, or a balanced fertilizer once a month after blossoms form
Height Is 40 cm tall upon delivery
Growth Can grow to be up to 150 cm tall
Pot size Plastic pot is 10 cm in diameter

How to care for Caroline

She’s a hot one! The Carolina Reaper is noted as the world’s hottest chili pepper at 1.56 million on the Scoville Heat Unit scale. Please proceed with caution—this one’s not for the faint of heart. We advise against eating whole peppers. Use them in extreme moderation. Seek medical attention if you experience any sudden onset of pain such as severe headaches.  The Carolina Reaper, otherwise known as the Capsicum Chinense, humbly takes the crown of the hottest pepper in the world. This plant can be grown either in a pot or in a garden and enjoys full sun. The peppers themselves are a stout shape with a wrinkled exterior, and can be harvested once they’re fully red. They can grow up to 5 feet tall. We recommend using protective gear (goggles and gloves) while handling, as their oils can burn skin! Proceed with extreme caution.

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Chosen length

40cm - 28.00 14.00

How do you measure height?

Good question! We measure the height from the top of the plant to the bottom of the pot (including the pot itself).


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Frequently Asked Questions

You might have some questions about ordering plants online. Makes total sense! We've combined the most common questions (and answers) below.

How do you make sure my plant arrives safely?

We are experts at packaging plants for a safe plant delivery. Our boxes have a clever design that ensures plants stay snuggly in one place throughout their journey to your home.

Will I get the same plant as pictured?

We make every effort to ensure the plant you receive matches very closely to the plant you see on our site. Always remember that these green amigo's are living creatures, each with their unique style. Height variations around 15% from the posted height may apply. Let's just say we don't always look like our profile picture either!

Do I need a green thumb to begin having plants?

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Survival accessories

Marphyl Organic Soil Enhancer 500ml

Marphyl Organic Soil Enhancer 500ml

Marphyl Organic Soil Enhancer 1L

Marphyl Organic Soil Enhancer 1L

Ren the Black Watering Can

Ren the Black Watering Can

Marphyl Organic Soil Enhancer 2L

Marphyl Organic Soil Enhancer 2L

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