This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
" G. C." will find this plant do best to grow it on a block of wood or in a basket, with peat and moss ; suspend it from the roof and as near the glass as possible. It requires plenty of heat and moisture when growing, and when it has made its growth, should be placed in a cooler position with less water until it begins to grow; then bring it back into more heat and moisture to give it a quick growth. It produces its flowers upon the first season's growth early in the spring. It is a grand species; flowers, dark yellow, sometimes orange color, tip crimson.