Can may be grown from seed. Best black/green foliage colour occurs in full sun. Plants have good tolerance for high heat and humidity. Plants generally need little pruning. Easily grown in moist, organically rich, fertile, well-drained soils in full sun. These demand warm weather and don't like their roots disturbed. Plant seeds in a sunny warm location in peat pots (3 seeds to a pot, thinning to 1 plant per pot) 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting into the garden after all danger of frost is past and night temperatures are consistently at or above 55'F. Plant 18 to 24" apart in rows 18 to 24" apart. Do not permit seedlings or plants to suffer from low temperature or drought. Pinch young plants to promote bushiness. Mulching between plants is useful. 3,000 '18,000 Scoville's.