Long Pepper, Pippali



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Black pepper is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn

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Common Name Pipli
Maximum Reachable Height 10.00 to 15.00 feet
Flower Colour Yellowish-green
Bloom Time Summer months.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance.

The vines need to be trained early when they are young.

You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections.

Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.

Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.

Long Pepper Care

plant care may require a bit of effort, but the results are well worth the work. Not all plants are fragrant, but the most common and hardy do produce a sweet, carrying fragrance. Common is a vine and has larger glossy green leaves than Royal. Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area.

Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Sun
Watering Keep the soil constantly moist for good results. Mist regularly with a spray bottle to keep a humid environment. Water container plants even more often as they will dry out fast.
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 60 to 70 Fahrenheit
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
Harvest Season Peppercorns can sometimes be harvested starting about one year after planting, but most will take 3 to 4 years to develop. First, flowers will appear throughout the spring and summer.

Fruit will begin to form shortly after in clusters. They will ripen from green to red and can be harvested at these different stages.

Long Pepper Special Feature

Commercially grown in tropical areas for pepper. Containers. Hanging baskets when plants are young.

Long Pepper Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
  • It generally keeps indoor in the living room and in the terrace area

Medicinal Use:

  • Indian long pepper is sometimes used in combination with other herbs in Ayurvedic medicine
  • Indian long pepper is used to improve appetite and digestion, as well as treat stomachache, heartburn, indigestion, intestinal gas, diarrhea, and cholera



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