Need help growing habanero peppers


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I bought this habanero plant from Home Depot about 6 weeks ago.

I understand that it takes about 90 days until it produces peppers.

I could use some tips.

Like should I be pruning it?

It is located on a patio, so I bring it in at night and place it under a led grow light.

Something occasionally eats part of the leaves. But it isn't much.

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If you fertilize with a nitrogen-heavy fertilizer, you will get nothing but leaves (from experience).

If your patio has good sun coverage, don't put it under an LED at night, I think the dark/light cycle is necessary.

Pruning isn't a thing for peppers, AFAIK.

Don't handle hot peppers and then rub your eyes (or go #1 @ the potty) w/o washing your hands first.

Plant looks good IMO. Watch for folded leaves. It's either a spider (leave alone) or a worm about to eat you plant.

That's all i'm confident in saying.
 
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I agree with pepperhead don't fertilize, because that will stop pepper production. Peppers like growing in hot temperatures and some people even grow them using 24hr light cycles indoors. I never grow any indoor plants 24 hours without resting periods. I think it would be best for flower production to allow 8 hrs of darkness every night. Sun is the very best light source you can use for peppers. Your pepper plant looks good.
 

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I’ve had zero issues with Habaneros. I will lightly fertilize once near the end of the growing season. (End of Summer, A splash of Miracle Grow during one watering.) Habaneros and Cayenne peppers are some of the easiest peppers I have ever grown. Water and Sunlight, enjoy!
 
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I’ve had zero issues with Habaneros. I will lightly fertilize once near the end of the growing season. (End of Summer, A splash of Miracle Grow during one watering.) Habaneros and Cayenne peppers are some of the easiest peppers I have ever grown. Water and Sunlight, enjoy!
Thanks.

I added a little bone meal which is supposed to help produce more fruit.
 
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Less watering more heat more watering less heat. Add worm casting. Full sun.

I can not have full sun because I use a covered patio. It probably gets about 2 hrs of full sun.

That is why I bought a grow bulb. But I was told not to use it.
 
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I was always told tons of heat, light is obviously important but heat is one of the best things for peppers. I am experimenting with seed started habaneros right now and have seen a drastic change since giving them heat
 
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