A beautiful Japanese greenhouse shrub of the Camellia family, with oblong lance-shaped leaves variegated with creamy yellow. As it can only be raised from cuttings of the young shoots, and is not a particularly rapid grower, its trade is somewhat restricted. The cuttings root in sandy peat and loam in bottom heat, and the young plants are grown on as rapidly as possible in a warm moist atmosphere, and are frequently syringed to keep the foliage clean and bright. When hardened off they stand well in cool places.