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Black Pepper Plant

Piper nigrum

Black pepper is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The fruit, known as a peppercorn when dried, is dark red when fully mature and contains a single seed. Black pepper is the world's most ubiquitous and traded spice, and is found and used in cuisines all around the world.

Keep plant in partial shade since it cannot stand direct sunlight.  Give it plenty of water, however make sure that the pot drains well, since the plant is prone to root rot.  It also prefers high humidity and hot temperatures.  The pepper fruit is harvested before maturity and dried in the hot sun. After drying it becomes wrinkled and black. 

 

 

Our plants are healthy at the time of shipping. If for some reason you feel that the plant is damaged during transit please send us a digital photo within 5 days of receipt for us to consider replacement. Due to strict customs regulations we cannot ship plants outside mainland USA. 


SKU: 1520
Price: $13.95 
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