Plant in full sun or partial shade (especially in hot areas) in a well drained soil that contains extra organic matter.
Water during periods of dry weather. The canes can be cut for use without any damage to the planting. Plants that spread out of bounds can be contained by placing barriers of sheet metal or heavy plastic or poured concerete 2 to 3 feet deep around them. Their spread can also be limited by periodically inserting a spade to its full depth around the clump, severing the rhizomes.