This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
There is a plant, which as it does not mind the dust of the room or the constant change of the temperature, ought to be more widely known than it is. I mean the old Clivia (Imantophyllum miniatum). It wants by a temperature of from 50° to 60° F.,good, rich soil, a twelve-inch pot, and will gladden you with its orange-colored flowers early in December or January.
The Pandanus Veitchii, a splendid palm, with long, white and green-striped leaves, highly ornamental, is of easy culture, and wants a peaty soil, mixed with a little sharp sand, and will do well in a room where the temperature is from 60° to 70° F.