A large genus of highly interesting climbers of rapid growth, mostly natives of tropical America. They are noted for their elegant habit and gorgeous flowers, making grand effects when planted at the base of an old Pine or Oak tree and allowed to twine along the branches of the tree and to hang down in long pendants laden with their gaily-colored oddly-shaped flowers.

Propagate by cuttings placed in light sandy soil in a cold frame in September; pot them into three-inch pots and plant them out in the early Spring.