In tropical to warm temperate zones, this plant succeeds. It is likely to withstand light frost. It needs a damp soil that succeeds in shallow water. For optimal development, fertile soils with sufficient soil moisture are indispensable. It grows best under partial shade, but if sufficient humidity is available, maximum sunlight is tolerated. It requires well distributed rain during planting and growing with a total of 2,500-3,000 mm annually. The areas with dry period or more than one month are not suitable for growing unless irrigation is made available.