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Capsicum annuum Candy Cane Red

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Capsicum annuum Candy Cane Red Capsicum, Red Pepper

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Shrubs Shrub Like

Description:
Small evergreen perennial shrub, often treated as an annual. Tiny white or purple flowers during summer followed by long edible fruits known as capsicums. foliage and fruit is variegated. Fruit is red when ripe. Grows approx. 60cm H x 60cm W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
<15cm <30cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Foliage Feature / Colour, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Fruit Fly

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Solanaceae SouthAmerica

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green, White, Variegated
Flower Colour: Purple, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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