Plants prefers partial shade to protected sunny areas for healthy growth especially in very hot dry regions. In coastal areas does best in full sunlight. Plants grow well in pots. They do not like cold. Soils rich in organic matter and fertilizers are preferred. Plants should be given an annual pruning.
Although they can be used as a hedge plant - it cannot make very formal and boxy hedges. The leaves are large - and frequent pruning also prunes away the young flowers. Many leaf eating bugs like this plant. Its leaves are often eaten by various insects.