Multi colored chilli plants!


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I have seen some really cure multi colored chilli plants in the past, but they don't seem to be that common over here. I have only seen them here only once! So far I've experience only with chilli plants that bear red chillies that extremely spicy! I might get one in the future, because I think those tiny multi colored chillies look so cute! I think that plant would make any kitchen look so lively!


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Have you ever owned one of those plants before? Ever thought of getting one?
 
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Yes I've had many as I've been growing them for years Trellum - and although I also grow the edible variety of rainbow peppers - I particularly like the many varieties of ornamental peppers as they are so extremely versatile - not only because they can be grown indoors and out - but because I find them especially useful for adding a dash of color to what would otherwise be a dull area and love seeing them planted in containers as well as in the garden.
As they now come in some many wonderful colors - that change throughout the season - its hard to pick a favorite so am adding just a few of the varieties that I have grown and like

Chilly Chili
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Explosive Ember

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Sangria in full seasonal color

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Chilly Chili and Candlelight

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Sangria in its purple phase

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and one of my all time favorites Purple Flash

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I'd love to see a multi colored chili plant in person. They look gorgeous in the pictures! I'm wondering what do they taste like. So far, I've only tried a tiny, red chili and, to be honest, I didn't like it at all. It burned my mouth:cautious::LOL:
I dream of growing a few lovely plants like these on a windowsill in my kitchen. I'm sure that just looking at them would make me smile, they're so pretty:)
 
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Oh my gosh! Those are the most beautiful chilis I have ever seen! Here in our place, we only grow those green and red ones. I wonder what they taste like! They will surely look great in dishes! I wish they sell those kinds here.
 
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Have you ever owned one of those plants before? Ever thought of getting one?
Yesterday, I found a chili plant like this in an online store:D The colors are exactly the same. I'm so happy, it will be a perfect little gift for my boyfriend. I plan to purchase a few seeds for him, they're rather inexpensive.
I hope it will be easy to grow it:)
 
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Yay! Glad to hear you found a nice place where to order your seeds from :) I'm sure your boyfriend will be delighted once you give him the plant. Are you just ging to give him the seeds or you're going to try to grow the plant yourself?
 
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Oh my gosh! Those are the most beautiful chilis I have ever seen! Here in our place, we only grow those green and red ones. I wonder what they taste like! They will surely look great in dishes! I wish they sell those kinds here.
I think those chilies are mostly ornamental, they are edible, but bet the taste won't be that great. I still prefer my green chilies whenever I eat something nice at home ;) The smaller the better! Yummy! Actually my dad grows those plants that bear green chilies :)
 
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Yay! Glad to hear you found a nice place where to order your seeds from :) I'm sure your boyfriend will be delighted once you give him the plant. Are you just ging to give him the seeds or you're going to try to grow the plant yourself?
I think I'll just give him the seeds:p I'd love to grow a new plant, but I really don't have enough space for another flower pot. Also, I've never tried to grow any chili pepper plants, so I don't have any experience.
I hope my boyfriend won't forget about watering his new seeds:confused:
 
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I had one of those little ornamental peppers one time, and it was covered in the tiny peppers. Mine were the all red ones and I tried using a few in a pot of chili . They were definitely hot, and added a good flavor to the chili.
I don't know if the multi-colored ones are hot or not. I have seen regular sweet bell peppers that come in multi-colors like these ornamentals do, so maybe the colord ones would be okay to add to food as well.
 
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Over here we have a rule= the smaller the more spicy. My dad also grows those plants with tiny red and green chilies, the red ones are really spicy. Those plants look really nice and are perfect when you want to add some spice to your meals. We like to eat them just like that; bite them as we eat something nice.
 
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I think I'll just give him the seeds:p I'd love to grow a new plant, but I really don't have enough space for another flower pot. Also, I've never tried to grow any chili pepper plants, so I don't have any experience.
I hope my boyfriend won't forget about watering his new seeds:confused:
Aw... I think it still is a nice idea :) I'm sure he will have a lot fun germinating those seeds and then seeing them thrive and grow beautifully :) I wish you both the best of luck with those seeds! I suck at growing things from seeds, but hopefully you will be more lucky than I am :)
 
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Yes I've had many as I've been growing them for years Trellum - and although I also grow the edible variety of rainbow peppers - I particularly like the many varieties of ornamental peppers as they are so extremely versatile - not only because they can be grown indoors and out - but because I find them especially useful for adding a dash of color to what would otherwise be a dull area and love seeing them planted in containers as well as in the garden.
As they now come in some many wonderful colors - that change throughout the season - its hard to pick a favorite so am adding just a few of the varieties that I have grown and like

Chilly Chili
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Explosive Ember

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Sangria in full seasonal color

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Chilly Chili and Candlelight

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Sangria in its purple phase

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and one of my all time favorites Purple Flash

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Thanks a lot for sharing all those with us, Gata :) I loooooooooooved the purple ones! Those are so pretty !!!! My dad grows the green and red ones, they are very spicy and even perfect for to be eaten alone or with your preferred meals. Over here we just bite them: the smaller the better. Actually my dad loves to dry those, once they're dry you can use them as pepperoncini for your pizzas... but more spicy!
 
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I think those chilies are mostly ornamental, they are edible, but bet the taste won't be that great. I still prefer my green chilies whenever I eat something nice at home ;) The smaller the better! Yummy! Actually my dad grows those plants that bear green chilies :)
Hmmm. That's too bad. Oh well, they will make a really great addition to any garden! Oh yes. We have those small chilis. We have so many of those in our place. you have to be careful when you pick them because they can leave juice in your fingers. We also have ones that are a bit bigger. It's the seeds that really add the kick.
 
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Aw... I think it still is a nice idea :) I'm sure he will have a lot fun germinating those seeds and then seeing them thrive and grow beautifully :) I wish you both the best of luck with those seeds! I suck at growing things from seeds, but hopefully you will be more lucky than I am :)
Thank you!:D To be honest, I've never tried to grow any indoor plants from seeds. As far as I know, my boyfriend hasn't tried it either. I hope it's not very difficult. Those colorful chili plants look so lovely in the pictures, I really want him to have a plant like this!:)
 
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These plants are goregeous! Holy cow. I love the odd plants to add color to my yard; these are perfect.
 
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I know, right? Those look so beautiful and can add color and life to any practically colorless spot in your house! I love those chilies plants because they can make any lifeless kitchen look so colorful and beautiful :) Amazing what something as small as a multi colored chili plant can do.
 
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Thank you!:D To be honest, I've never tried to grow any indoor plants from seeds. As far as I know, my boyfriend hasn't tried it either. I hope it's not very difficult. Those colorful chili plants look so lovely in the pictures, I really want him to have a plant like this!:)
It can be very tricky, apparently I did a lot things wrong when I tried to grow things from seed in the past. You need to start well, by making sure the seeds you are buying are of a really good quality :) I think you really need to pay attention to the germinating part, a girl I know grows thing and uses the egg boxes to germinate her seeds in them, then transplants them with no hassle :)
 
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Hmmm. That's too bad. Oh well, they will make a really great addition to any garden! Oh yes. We have those small chilis. We have so many of those in our place. you have to be careful when you pick them because they can leave juice in your fingers. We also have ones that are a bit bigger. It's the seeds that really add the kick.
We have chilies like these:



We dry them very well, and add the to the pizzas or to other foods, just to add some spice to whatever we are eating. I actually like to add those to the pizzas instead of the pepperoncini ones. Because those small ones are so spicy and nice! Yummy!
 
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It can be very tricky, apparently I did a lot things wrong when I tried to grow things from seed in the past. You need to start well, by making sure the seeds you are buying are of a really good quality :) I think you really need to pay attention to the germinating part, a girl I know grows thing and uses the egg boxes to germinate her seeds in them, then transplants them with no hassle :)
This sounds like a great method! I'll tell my boyfriend to use egg boxes too. Only one things worries me. Can salmonella contaminate new, little plants? Many eggs in my country are contaminated with this bacteria, so the boxes aren't clean either:(
As for the seeds, I can only purchase them online. I hope I won't receive a completely different plant, lol:p
 
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My pleasure Trellum and yes I too love the purple ones too - however they don't stay purple for long - as most of the ornamental pepper and chili varieties start off one color and then as they mature change to varying shades of yellow orange and red - which is what gives them their rainbow effect :)

However I would just mention - that if hoping to grow these peppers for eating you could be severely disappointed - as the majority of these ornamental pepper and chili pepper plant varieties are grown for their ornamental value rather than for culinary purposes and although the peppers are classed as edible - there are very few people who actually eat them - as they are way hotter than even the hottest culinary pepper and normally extremely bitter.
 

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