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Chilli Chi Chen plant
A chilli pepper starter plant as sent out by Plants-UK at Newlands Nursery

Chilli Chi Chen plant

  • Capsicum annuum ‘Chi Chen’
  • Sometimes known as ‘Facing heaven chillies’
  • A perfect choice for cooking Thai and Chinese dishes.

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Estimated delivery day: Thursday 23rd November.
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£2.49

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Pot and plant size guide


When you are shopping on line it can be hard to know what size the plants are and what you are getting. This size guide is to help you know what you are getting.


Starter/Plug Plants
Starter plants (often known as plug plants) are cost effective way of buying plants. All of our plants are grwon in a 4.5cm by 5cm plug. This is bigger than most nurseries but we prefer to have a more established plant. The plants are well rooted and ready to be planted up either into a pot or (if the time of year is right) straight into the garden.
6cm Potted Plants
This is the perfect size for chilli and pepper plants in the early part of the year. In the early months of their life chillies can be a bit delicate. That is why we prefer to send them to you in a small pot. It reduces stress on the plant and helps keep the roots both protected and a little warmer.
9cm Potted Plants
9cm pots are the one of the most cost effective ways of buying plants. All of our 9cm plants have been growing for a long enough period of time to make sure you get a well rooted established plant. This size is perfect for planting out (when the weather permist) and means you get a established garden quicker.
1 litre Jumbo Potted Plants
These are big pots. Around 13cm in diameter and around the same depth. This takes a lot of the growing time away from you giving you are far bigger plant. This pot size is often ready from mid to late April onwards.

Frequently bought together

Chilli Chi Chen plant
£2.49

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Chilli Aji Crystal plant
£2.49

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Chilli Chi Chen plant + Chilli Aji Crystal plant
£4.98

Plant Description

Chi Chen starter chilli plant. Ideal for Thai and Chinese dishes.

As the name suggests this is one of the best varieties for using in Asian style dishes. In China sometimes known as ‘Facing Heaven Chillies’ due to the fact that the fruit points upwards. Can be used to add a chilli heat to any dish you would like. The thin walls of the fruit make it a great variety for drying as well as adding fresh to dishes. The heat of the fruit can be quite hot but not to the heat of some of the super hot varieties. The plant itself is a nice compact variety however it can be a bit short on leaves at the base of the plant. The fruit are then produced in clusters at the very top of the plant and ripen from green to bright red. It’s interesting to know that is this one of the easiest varieties to overwinter, although it’s currently unclear why this would be. To sum up Like Asian Chillies? You can’t go wrong with Chi Chen. Not super hot but hot enough for most people.

Some info about this plant and some of the conditions it's happy to grow in.


Plant/pot size: 6 cm potted plant

Heat level: Hot

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Height: 41 to 60cm

Flowering Time: July to September