Capsicum eximium

Capsicum eximium

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Capsicum eximium is a perennial sub shrub that can get to 1.6 meters tall (4m when grown in it's native Bolivia) It produces 5 petaled purple flowers with a yellow centres. These develop into spherical red fruits that can be 7 to 9mm wide. It is occasionally mistaken for C. cardenasii a fellow Bolivian species.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Spring, Summer

Propagation

Special features

Attractive fruits

Spherical green fruit 7 to 9mm wide develop at the end of 15 to 20mm long stems and turn red when ripe.

Special features

Origin

North and South America

Natural climate

Tropical

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Compost, Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Solanaceae

Flower colour

Purple, Yellow

Scent

Mild