Growing Piper Nigrum Black Pepper Plant In Container

gardenathome(9B/10)August 25, 2010

Hi, we would like to grow a black pepper plant in a container so that it can be bought indoors during the winter. How large a container should we use? We're worried that it would be too top heavy and fragile to move once it gets going. Suggestions please? :-) Thank you so much!!!

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nygardener(z6 New York)

From what I've read, it's a fast-climbing tropical vine. I'd start by training it up a piece of twine or bamboo stick, beginning in a 4" pot and moving it to an 8" when it's rootbound in the 4" one. When it fills out the 8" pot, move it to a 12" container fastened to a sturdy trellis. When that one fills, carefully move to a 16" pot, extend the trellis, and root-prune regularly.

Cool idea. Let us know if you get some peppercorns!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 10:38AM
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Would you please tell me: How to grow Black Pepper Plant in Pot?

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 5:32AM
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