Black Pepper Vine
One of the most ubiquitous and treasured spices on the planet, the black pepper is produced on a beautiful perennial vine that is typically grown in subtropical areas, but can also be grown as a houseplant or greenhouse specimen. The large evergreen leaves look right at home next to vining Monsteras or Philodendrons on your windowsill, and the pendulous clusters of fruits that are crushed for their delicious peppery flavor add to the ornamental appeal of this plant. Give it consistent moisture without water logging the roots and keep above 55°. Grows in a variety of light conditions but will need a bright location to produce fruits.
Latin Name: Piper nigrum
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Hardiness: Can be grown where temperatures don’t fall below freezing. If growing in a temperate climate you can grow it in a pot and move indoors for winter.
Bearing Age: 2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3-8 ft. in height, smaller in a pot
Yield: Depends on how big you let your plant get
Pests & Diseases: We’ve not seen them be bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 12