This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
From Brazil this beautiful climber has been introduced. It belongs to the order Malpighia-cece, an order represented with a large number of genera throughout South America, some of which are very peculiar in form.
It makes an excellent pot plant when well-trained and taken care of. Mr. Clark, gardener to the late Mrs. Ward, Canton, Mass., used to exhibit at the horticultural exhibitions at Boston, as fine a specimen of this plant as I think I ever saw. It is propagated by cuttings, and grows rapidly in a mixture of good rich loam and peat with plenty of sand for porosity. The shoots require regular attention in tying and keeping the plant in good shape. The flowers look like some of the Orchids in shape, are of a bright yellow color, and produced in umbels. It flowers during the Summer months, keeping a good while in bloom.