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Charlie needs to live (our chilli plant)

We are growing a chilli plant at our office at work, the temperature has dropped and given health and safety rules being in place we are limited on what we can do with the plant.


Any advice on the best way to help the plant maintain through the winter months is greatly appreciated.

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  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923
    cut it back to the leaf closest to the 'trunk' reduce watering, it needs to dry out fully between waterings, place it somewhere where it can get full sun at some point during the day and from February increase watering and start feeding.

    you might also want to research 'easy house plants' as if it gets too cold in the office (like over xmas when they turn the heating off) chilies don't like it below about 10 degrees C and it might die
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,441
    Someone might need to take him home for the holidays  :D
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • He might get a little bit 'Chilli' if we remove him from the office in this weather.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,441
    edited October 2018
    You need to find out whether the office heating is turned off over Christmas/New Year ... if it is Charlie will be less chilli in someone's home for the duration. 

    Wrap him in several layers of newspaper for travelling. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Any recommendation on the newspaper to use? Instantly the Sun springs to mind, as previously we have been advised to give Charlie as much sun as possible. Although if there are any better suggestions we are open to them.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,441
    I’d you want him to grow big and strong and need less fussing over I suggest the Independent. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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