This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol2", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
A Gingerwort from the South Sea Islands having stems about a yard high furnished with pale-green lance-shaped leaves striped with creamy white. Small specimens are likely to sell best. They require warm-house treatment, and a rich loamy soil, and are increased by division of the rootstock in spring.