Four year old Brazilian Starfish

darkstar22February 5, 2014

I got this Brazilian Starfish plant from CCN IN May of 2010. I've been over-wintering it every year since! Last season I harvested tons of peppers, and every year before that too. I harvest peppers from it until December every year. After that it loses allot of leaves, and then perks up in the spring. Hopefully this year is no exception!

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tomt226

Cool.
Now you need a shrimp plant to go with it...

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 5:32AM
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darkstar22

Or a Fish Pepper!

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 7:04AM
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sjetski(6b NJ)

Very nice, and all in a manageable sized pot too.

Steve

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 8:56AM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

So you don't cut it back at all? Looks cool almost a tree! I have seeds of this one, looks like I'll be bringing it in next winter!

This post was edited by Drew51 on Thu, Feb 6, 14 at 17:26

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 9:22AM
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darkstar22

Some of the branches die off, and I cut them off. I never cut it back though. I'll try find some pics of it in full summer. The peppers are very good too! Spicy, but not super hot.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 5:54PM
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darkstar22

A pic a pepper

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 5:57PM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

Awesome, what's the other pepper? Seems to me the compact ornamentals would make nice year round plants.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 7:08PM
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darkstar22

that is a Criolla Sella its only good for grinding in to powders IMO. I'm not growing it anymore, but it is good for drying.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 9:13PM
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mswiggi(5)

Cool!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 7:15PM
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