This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
One of the most easily grown climbers is the Philodendron. It is adapted to a cool conservatory or a bay window, as well as to a warm greenhouse. Its large split leaves are a novelty in vegetation sure to draw attention. It is most easily led about the top of the room and its heavy coils sustained from hooks in the ceiling. I have seen it but once in fruit, and that at Shaw's garden, in St. Louis. The fruit is said to be excellent. The pot should be set high up from the floor, as it is best indeed with most of the climbers. Mine is forty to fifty feet long, and hides the ceiling of my conservatory. Twining in with it is a huge Hoya which gives me something over one hundred clusters of bloom in the Spring, and half that in the Summer.