I was checking out my over wintered scotch bonnet plant at the weekend. Since sprouting new shoots back at the start of March my one surviving plant from last year has been putting on some good growth.
I’ve got plans to try and take some cuttings from this plant once the plant has put out some nice side shoots. More on that in a few weeks….
Upon closer inspection I noticed that there are a couple of small flower buds forming on the plant.Considering the small amount of foliage on the plant this is pretty surprising. I guess the sunny south facing window in the conservatory has encourage the plant to start flowering!
I think i’ll probably pinch these out to encourage more growth in the next few weeks. That said it is tempting to leave them and see how early I could get a ripe bonnet from the plant. I’ll aim to decide what i’ll do in the next week or so.