Time for an update, I guess
Very short version of the story
: all plants died and I'm currently growing a few new plants.
: my plan was to get the plants through the hottest and driest part of the year. That plan failed... The weather this year has been very different from other years. The first rains already arrived in April (one month earlier than normal) and wrecked most of the pepper plants. During the rainy season, thunderstorms arrive by the evening and temperatures during the day drop to 30-32ºC. I've noticed that many pepper cultivars like the rainy season: warm but not hot, sunny morning, cloudy afternoon, rainy evening. This year, the first rains occurred around noon and were followed by full sun at 35+ºC. Plant after plant wilted and had to be trashed. However, some plants managed to get through this difficult period: Naga Dorset (ghost), Aji Dulce Rosita, Peri peri "African Devil", Maui purple, Fatalii. And then they fell prey to mites
Anyway, I've germinated a few varieties and it won't take long before I'll have my own peppers again (I hope). The following images are Maui Purple.
Maui Purple in a container with Cinnamomum verum
and Aji jobito in the background.
Maui Purple in a container with Adonidia merrillii
and basil ("Marseille").