Black pepper is a tropical vine with attractive heart-shaped leaves, which needs to be grown indoors in the UK. With patience and good cultivation you can grow this as a houseplant to produce your own peppercorns.
Pepper will not survive out of doors even during the summer.
Usually by seed. Sow the seeds in offsets from an established plant.
The plant needs several years growth before it will be mature enough to fruit.
Usualy healthy. Even aphids dislike the taste of the leaves.
Seeds and plants are available from a few nurseries.