The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Family: Piperaceae.

Piper crocatum Common name(s): Pepper Piper longum L.
Piper Genus of more than 1000 species of shrubs, climbers, and small trees from tropical regions worldwide. This is not an easy plant, but one which is always of great interest to plant collectors. Ornamental Pepper plants are climbers, and with support they will reach 5 ft high. Leaf fall is the sign that conditions are wrong. Piper
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth in summer - minimum 60 F in winter.Brightly lit spot. Keep well away from direct sunlight. Grow in well-drained soil-based potting mix. Keep compost moist at all times but never waterlogged. Reduce watering in winter. Use soft, tepid water. Misting is necessary. Take stem cuttings in spring. Sow seed at 66-75 F (20-24 C) in early spring.
Piper nigrum
Black pepper, White pepper

Evergreen, woody-stemmed, perennial climber with dark green leaves to 5" (13cm) long. Minimum temperature 61F (16C).

Piper nigrum

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