The holiday season is a time when many plants are given as gifts. One unique plant that has become more common is the Christmas Pepper, Capsicum annuum, plant. These plants have multi colored small peppers hanging off of dark green foliage. This recent addition to the holiday plant gift list comes in many different species. One thing you need to know about this plant is you need to treat the fruit with respect since the Capsicum species are considered "hot peppers."