The Lasiandra is another of the Brazilian introductions which has surprised many cultivators by doing so well out of doors in our State. In Europe and in the Eastern states, it is treated as a hothouse plant and given temperature strictly tropical, but here in California it grows well and flowers splendidly, blooming in the open air even in San Francisco from December until June. It requires a sheltered situation and a light sandy soil.

There are many varieties of this beautiful shrub but Lasiandra macrantha will be found the best adapted for growing in this State.

Propagate by cuttings placed, in July or August, in a cold frame in soil composed of sand and leaf-mold in equal proportions.

Lasiandra macrantha.

Lasiandra macrantha.