Black Pepper Vine

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Have some fun and add some spice to your life! The Black Pepper Vine Plant (Piper nigrum) is a unique houseplant or porch plant for warm-season decorating, featuring long drooping bloom spikes that form reddish, purplish, near-black berries where true Peppercorn seeds come from! Long woody vining plants that are great climbing and winding plants for vertical interest.

The pointed oval foliage has a glossy surface and deep venation that really stands out and looks amazing in the home or sun patio setting. Potentially reaching 15 feet tall in their native habitat, these typically climb poles, tree trunks, and trellis in containers by an indirect bright window or year-round in a growing zone 12 garden setting.

Once the fruit is ripe, the single seed inside each fruit, and depending on when you harvest these seeds, you'll end up with a type of ground pepper ranging from black to white, green, or red for all your seasoning needs.

Planting and Application:

Black and green pepper is made from the unripe seeds while they're still green, cooked, and dried, while white pepper is created from the ripe fruit thats soaked and then dried. Red pepper, like White, is the ripe seeds that are preserved in brine or vinegar. You'll have plenty from each plant to spice up your favorite recipes!

Black Pepper Plants when not used for flowers or fruit are gorgeous climbing tropical greenery and look great on their own winding up a pole or trellis, or combined as vertical elements among other exotic tropical vines. Train to climb as screening and privacy, or cover a bare wall in your home or balcony to create a vertical garden! The yellowish-green flower spikes appear in summer to add curious interest to the plant! As a houseplant, Black Pepper Vine grows in a hanging basket, or should be trellised in a container so it can climb up.

  • Beautiful Glossy Bright Green Foliage
  • Climbing Woody Tropical Vine
  • Greenish-Yellow Drooping Flower Spikes
  • Reddish-Purple Berries
  • Make Your Own Pepper for Seasoning or Great Houseplant

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Black Pepper Plants do best in bright indirect light to partial sun conditions indoors or out. With moderate moisture and fertility needs, almost any organic well-drained soil is suitable for these plants! A tropical vine that can be grown in outdoor locations of USDA planting zones 12 (intolerant of temperatures below 50 degrees) or can be grown outside in the summer and brought indoors when the weather cools and grown as a trellised vine or hanging plant indoors.

  • Partial Sun Oudoors & Indirect Sun Indoors
  • Moderate & Consistent Moisture
  • Organic Well-Drained Soil
  • Warm Humid Environments
  • Prune After Fruiting

Black Pepper Plants easily add some spice to your life! For a unique houseplant or to add to your spice jars in the kitchen, these are unique and beautiful tropical climbing vines either way! Order your new exotic curiosities today from!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Growing Zones 12 (Houseplant All Growing Zones)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Piper nigrum
Type Houseplant
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow & White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No