pepper plants with drooping leaves

Asked September 5, 2019, 11:23 AM EDT

My healthy pepper plants ( one jalapeno and one bellpepper)which were producing heavily now has wilting/drooping leaves. The jalapenos feels bit soft and the bell peppers have a dried out look. They are watered regularly and are planted in the ground. The two adjacent pepper plants look healthy, Please advise. Thanks you.

Baltimore County Maryland vegetables

4 Responses

Hi- wilting is typically caused by drought, saturated soil (excess water), or injury to the roots or crown of the plant. here are diseases that can cause wilt in pepper but that's unlikely here.

You may want to send us photos and some more details to help us help you figure out what's going on.
Jon

The first and last pictures are of the pepper plants with droopy leaves and the middle one is that of the healthy one that it adjacent to the ones that look wilted.
Thanks

The first and last pictures are of the pepper plants with droopy leaves and the middle one is that of the healthy one that it adjacent to the ones that look wilted.
Thanks

Hi, the leaves may be wilting due to high heat and lack of soil moisture. Watering them heavily should restore the leaves to full turgor if water is the issue. If they continue to wilt there is likely a problem with the root system- animals or insects feeding on the lower stem or roots, root disease, physical injury to roots from cultivation or high heat,or other impediment to root growth.

If they continue to wilt and decline you might want to pull them out and carefully inspect the crown and root system for symptoms and signs of a problem.
Jon