I purchased 5 seeds on Ebay, and they arrived about a week ago. I googled instructions, so I put them on top of damp potting soil/perlite in a living lettuce container I got at the grocery store. We punched holes in the bottom for drainage. I sealed the lid, put them on a heating pad on low, and they have been there for about 6 days. This morning, one has sprouted a stem! YAY! They will be house plants for a while, and once we get the acreage we want, they will have huge trees on which to climb. Looking forward to this adventure.