Posted: 09/07/2016 at 09:41
Janani has sent me a PM explaining that he/she lives in California. They've had the plant for a month and it has been repotted in fresh compost. They water it daily and feed with Epsom Salt every two weeks.
I've replied as follows:
I think you've overdone the Epsom salts - I would only use them on a mature plant which needed a boost.
The best fertiliser for chilli plants is one sold for Tomatoes - as soon as flowers appear feed once every 10 days (diluted as instructions on the pack).
Chillies like to be kept a bit on the dry side, so daily watering is probably much too much. Don't water until the soil an inch below the surface is dry (stick you finger in to feel).
However, I don't like the look of your plant - I can't see any growing point - it looks as if the tips have been pinched out - you'll have to be patient and wait and see if it grows any side shoots.
I would get another plant as a back up.