Here at the nursery, plants are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant directly in full sun you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this plant to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or so to avoid stress.
Rooted out the bottom
Slice both sides
The most important step in planting is simply unpacking and unpotting the plant. Often in a hurried attempt to get planted, root damage can occur. This damage will rarely harm the plant, however even if minor damage occurs it may set you back a couple weeks worth of growth.
The pots we use here at the nursery are thin and very easy to cut and open like a clam-shell. Note: Some plants may be root bound. In this case, with the same knife, score the root-ball vertically on all 4 sides about 1/2 inch deep to promote root growth and keep moist after planting. Be sure to plant 1 inch below the soil line.