My Cayenne's are the first of my plants (grown from seed or seedling) to start flowering. They're growing just great considering their limitations (aka, only having T8's lights) and the past week or so most have start to really leaf out along their stems and the largest has grown around an inch in height.
I'm not experiencing any issues with leaves dropping with my Cayenne's in the last while, but none of the flowers that bloom seem to take - whether I give them a gentle shake or attempt to pollinate using a small paint brush. There doesn't seem to be any pollen - even from the ones I find growing upward. After a couple days of blooming they just turn pale and/or drop off.
I generally only water my plants when I see the leaves begin to droop a bit and I water every couple of weeks with 20-20-20 water soluble plant feed, and occasionally top them off with some bonemeal and 0-52-0 super-phosphorus. I've kept the temperature in the room averaging around 28-30C (82.4-86F) for weeks and only in the last couple of days (because of the onset of the cold weather) has it dropped to around 26-28C (78.8-82.4F).
The issue with the flowers has been ongoing for at least a week now, though.
Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks
Three of my smaller Cayenne's:
My largest Cayenne: