|1||Piper nigrum, Kali Mirch - Plant|
|2||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
Piper nigrum, Kali Mirch is a perennial woody spreading vine. It starts rooting readily where trailing stems touch the ground. The leaves are 5 to 10 cm long and 3 to 6 cm broad. The flowers are small and spherical fruits that ripen red. Indoor houseplants will not usually produce fruit.
The plants may bear fruit from the fourth or fifth year, and then typically for seven years.
|Plant Height||17 inch (43 cm)|
|Plant Spread||6 inch (15 cm)|
|Common Name||Common pepper, Kali mirch, Kali miri|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 4 m|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
It is extensively cultivated there and elsewhere in tropical regions. A plant can be grown in soil that is neither too dry nor susceptible to flooding, moist, well-drained and rich in organic matter. It is best grown in sun-dappled areas or areas with a bright indirect sun.
|Soil||Rich potting soil with good drainage|
|Temperature||12 to 32 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Use any organic fertilizer.|
|Harvest Season||Harvest when the first fruits begin to turn red.|
Black pepper is the world's most traded spice.