Every so often you'll get a seed...so plant it! Using good potting soil and a clear plastic bag with straws for supports, you'll create a perfect growing environment. Be patient because it will take a while for the seeds to sprout, in fact, months. The plants will develop beautiful dark green leaves and thorns. They will enjoy summer outside in the garden but be on the lookout for scale. I live in a 7a zone and cart them back into the house for winter. In a few years you'll get some flowers... Enjoy!