For the next month or two, until your plant is established, i recommend keeping it between 55 and
75 degrees, day and night. After that, i would protect it from temperatures below 40. I don't know if the plant has any frost tolerance.
The first 2 or 3 weeks, keep it in bright shade or well-filtered sun. Then you can move it into tree-filtered sunlight or the equivalent. I
don't know how much prolonged sun exposure it can take.
I'd start it in a 1 gallon pot, and repot in about 3-4 months, or when the roots circle the bottom. Then into a 5-10 gal. pot, which should hold
For soil, i would use equal parts of perlite and high-quality potting soil. If your soil has lots of perlite to begin with, add a little less
Most potting soils have fertilizer, so give no added fertilizer the first 3 weeks. Then feed based on growth, giving small doses on your small
plant, and larger doses as it grows larger. So start it with about 1/4 strength all-purpose fertilizer, about every 4-6 weeks. When in doubt,
underfeed it. If the older leaves turn yellow, it probably needs a little more fertilizer.
Keep the soil evenly moist most of the time (but not soggy). You can use a moisture meter probe ($5 from garden centers) to check down at the
Ideally the plant would grow 10 feet up into a bush or trellis, but you can use a 5 x 3 foot trellis - just wrap the branches around it as they
When your plant is larger, you can root 6" cuttings, to experiment with in different lighting and temperature situations.