I grew my plant as a windowsill plant for about a year at least. It never did anything great, but didn't die either. Then I noticed the bottom leaves blackening, so I moved it outdoors to increase air circulation and give it a more "natural" environment. It responded temporarily with new growth and then died. What's weird is the availability. I've seen seed grown jacs, or macrophyllas going for $$ while pervillei was relatively inexpensive from Wistuba. It seems this species isn't "rare" by monetary standards but remains elusive in availability standards. I think that's what irks me. I love this species and would love to grow it, but I can't find it!! It's one thing to be like edwardsiana that is $$$$$ and extremely scarce. But from what I've heard about pervillei, it isn't an issue of $$$$ for hobbyists to obtain. You'd think there would be more seed grown specimens available.