Aztec tobacco is a sacred plant to many Native American Nations. It is native to the U.S. and Mexico and only grows naturally in warm climates. Aztec tobacco is only hardy to zone 8. Cold weather does not suit this plant at all. To get the most out of your plant, it is best to prune Aztec tobacco regularly. Don't worry, as pruning Aztec tobacco is quite simple.
Prune Aztec tobacco in the early summer as it starts to bloom. By pruning early you can increase the amount of leaves your Aztec tobacco will produce.
Remove any dead or damaged foliage from the Aztec tobacco. Remove the foliage at the base of the plant. This will give the Aztec tobacco more air circulation and increase the amount of energy it spends producing more leaves.
Trim off any flowers or flower buds at the base of the flower or flower bud. By pruning off the flowers, the Aztec tobacco may produce more leaves instead.