Oh-Em-Gee ! Chilli Peppers !!
After months of watering, and suspicious moments in between of whether the plant was actually a chilli plant or some weed taking me for a ride, finally! yes finally !! tiny peppers started appearing. And all that happened when all the leaves fell off on the lower half of the plant ! Is it preparing to die ? I read somewhere that plants do that to ensure survival of their species.
The variant I am growing is called “bird’s eye chilli” on the packet. Here in Thailand, it has an even weirder name –> ” prik kee noo” which means ” rat’s poop chilli.” I think in Cantonese , it is called ” chee teen jiu ” –> ” points-at-the-sky chilli.” I wonder who gets to officially coin all these names, possibly someone creative with a weird sense of humor.
It’s amazing that a fiery hot pepper will grow in place of that tiny white flower.
love prikinoo chilly! we used to grow some at our garden back in brisbane. dad’s friend sneaked in some seeds… we tried to save seeds from the plants and grow it in my garden but didn’t work
mine is now infested with tiny yellow bugs. x__x