Some Helpful Tips
As with any gardening project, the first step is to prepare the garden soil such that it supports the plant for fast growth. This tropical shrub grows well in various soil types. Even if you have poor garden soil, you can make amends with farmyard compost to make it suitable. Only, there should not be any drainage problems.
There is no specific technique to prune this tree. The objectives for pruning are to maintain the general shape and remove weak branches. Nevertheless, trimming the twigs is best performed during spring or fall, i.e., well before or well after the flowers develop. Avoid damaging other parts, and use sharp pruning tools to make smooth cuts.
Nothing is more disappointing for a passionate gardener than seeing your plants attacked by diseases or destructive pests. Fortunately, these plants are naturally resistant to many diseases. Aphids are not unusual problems, and they are also susceptible to spider mites and white fly.