Tricolore Ornamental Pepper Tree Seedlings
I bought a tricolore ornamental pepper tree last spring, and after the peppers had dried and fallen off, I left them in the pot. Now, to my surprise this spring, what I initially thought were weeds in the pot were little baby pepper trees! So I pulled them out of the mom's pot and replanted them in their own containers. I did a bit of reading on them, and they seem to be pretty straightforward. My one question is that because I didn't expect the seeds to propagate, I didn't take them out of the fruit's dried case. So as you can see in the picture, I have clusters of plants in each pot. I don't want to damage them, so should I just let the plants fight it out and give survival to the fittest seed? And any other tips for working with these babies? I read that you should use soil-less potting mix. Is that necessary? I'm currently using Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Mix, but it doesn't say that it's specifically soil-less. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!