Bonsai pepper

by balconydresser

Lignified pepper (2)

I have often written about my pepper plant, its fruit and flowers, yet I have never written about what makes it really special, namely its age and its lignified stem. It is probably not very efficient to overwinter a pepper plant, but I if it still looks strong at the end of the season (and if there are still peppers remaining that have not turned fully red yet), I feel like I can take it inside as well. This plant is now about five or six years old and still making peppers every year. So why part with it?