Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum)
Common Name: Kali Mirch, Kali Miri, Common pepper, Kurumulaku
Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
Other names: Black Pepper
Origin: Malabar Coast, India
It was the desire of have this Black Pepper or Indian Black Gold, as it was called in the ancient times, that motivated Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama to take a sea-route to India. Black pepper fruits, coming from this flowering vine plant, are the source of one of the most traded spices. They also have many remedial uses like - to help stimulate digestion, improve immune system, reduce blood pressure, etc. But apart from its use in various cuisines around the world & health related benefits, Black pepper is also a beautiful vining shrub. It looks great in a basket or a pot when kept indoor and its green & red peppercorn fruits add a layer of delight to your zone.
Growth Habits: Up to 4 meters high
Soil Requirement: Rich potting well drained soil
Watering Schedule: Twice a week
Light condition: partial shade
Ideal Temperature: Anywhere between 12 - 32 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions: This plant hardly needs any repotting but whenever required you can easily repot the plant with fresh soil or large container having proper drainage.
Suitable Locations: Gardens, shaded Balcony, windowsill, vertical garden, hanging basket, etc.
• Best to grow this plant under the shade of other big trees. Leaves can get damaged if exposed to very bright sunlight. • Always use pots with proper drainage hole. Excess water can damage the roots of this plant. • The vines of this plant should be tied from the start for proper development & support. • Proper fertilization and pruning are very important for the growth of this plant. • Do not let the soil dry off completely between watering spells.