400,000-450,000 Scovilles. The Hot Paper Lantern Habanero is an elongated, pendant shaped chili growing to about 3 inches in length. Plants are high-producing and are known for their short growing season, which makes them great for growing in northern climates. The plants are decorative and pretty, and they can even grow in containers. They mature from lime green to bright scarlet red and are blisteringly hot. They are delicious in many dishes, including salsas, hot sauces and soups.