This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol2", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
A pretty evergreen West Indian plant likely to become popular as a winter-berried plant. It makes a compact bushy plant in 5-i.n. and 6-in. pots, and grows freely in sandy loam and leaf mould in a stove or warm greenhouse. The most attractive feature consists in the bright scarlet berries, which are about the size of Hawthorn fruits and remind one very much of them. The plants are readily increased either from seeds sown when ripe in rich gritty soil, and in a temperature of about 70° F., or from cuttings of the half-ripened shoots. There is a white-berried variety called alba.