Days to Germinate: 15 to 20
Germination Temperature: 18 to 24 (°C)
Sowing Media / Soil Type: Well drained
Sowing Depth: Surface
Sowing Method: Direct sow, transplant recommended
Water: Moderately depending upon the soil and climatic conditions – keep the soil moist but not too wet
Sun: Tolerates shade partially
Notes: Do not cover seeds or cover very lightly as light is needed for germination. Likes alternating day and night temperatures of 13 to 23° C respectively for best germination. Germination can be slow or erratic – do not be hasty in discarding the sowing pots. It is sun-tolerant but will also grow in partial shade. It needs constantly moist, well-mulched and well-drained soil. In colder climates provide protection against prolonged cold and dampness. Small seeds.