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Does anyone know whether this dark discolouration on the stem of my habanero plant is anything to worry about? 

Plant seems to be healthy in general!


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,189
    It only appears to be occurring at specific places like nodes in the stems ... I think that’s perfectly normal. 
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  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 11,001
    I've seen those marks on  my chilli plants and to be honest l've taken no notice as they don't seem to affect the growth, and l've had a good harvest.
    I usually look at this site if l've any questions and found it very useful  :)
  • Thanks! Do you think I should move these inside to an area that gets plenty of light? Greenhouse not as warm as it has been the last few months!
  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 11,001
    edited September 2020
    I would move them somewhere warmer definitely and keep them going. 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391
    I agree, dark markings at nodes are normal for many capsicums.  I'm lucky enough to have a west-facing double-glazed but unheated conservatory and I move as many chillies and sweet peppers in there as I can at this time of year.  Even though it's unheated, I'm usually still harvesting well into the new year unless there has been a prolonged period of freezing weather.  If you're lucky with the weather then the plants may survive even if they lose all of their leaves and I had half a dozen start growing again this spring which gave very early harvests and are still producing. :)
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