While I've been successful in starting lots of seedlings, I haven't been so lucky in keeping healthy a plant my stepmom bought for me. I'll admit it didn't have a strong root system when I transplanted it into the ground(it had stayed in its pot too long and was quite top-heavy), and it had a hard time since, with long periods of dry followed by heavy rain. I also had to cut a lot of branches early on. I just cut it in half and am trying to propagate the upper half. It has good growth on the bottom, followed by a long brown dead-looking stem with a healthy looking top. I simply cut out the middle and planted the upper half hoping it'll develop roots. It's unlikely to grow, but I think in cutting the top off, the bottom will grow healthier, or it all may just die. If it survives propagation I'll show before-after pics.