The above are two of the most beautiful and striking flowering greenhouse climbers in cultivation. The sprays of flowers are lovely objects for hanging over the edges of vases filled with cut-flowers; and both of them, if trained on balloons and well flowered, are two of the very choicest of exhibition plants : indeed it would be difficult to conceive of a more beautiful and telling plant for this purpose than the white variety. They are both natives of Chili, and thrive well in an ordinary greenhouse after they are fairly established; but until then they are all the better of being kept rather close, and in a temperature that does not fall below 50° at night during winter. After they are well established, they will stand it a little lower without suffering any damage. They are grand plants for training up rafters; and in this position, where they are always exposed to the full light, it will be found that they flower much more freely.

The Lapageria is propagated by seed and layering the shoots, and sometimes by cuttings. The wood, however, is so hard and wiry that they do not root very readily as cuttings, so that this method of propagation is not often resorted to. The soil which suits them best is turfy loam and fibry peat in equal proportions, with plenty of sharp sand, and some lumps of sandstone or charcoal incorporated with it. The soil should be used in a roughish condition, according to the size of pot, and the drainage should be perfect, as they are strong feeders, and in the height of their growing season delight in abundance of water, which should have a free exit, else the soil will become soured, and in consequence the plants will fall into weak health. An occasional watering with liquid manure may be given when they are in vigorous growth, and the syringe may be applied at times, so as to keep the foliage clean and healthy. They keep blooming continuously for a long time, and no collection of plants, however select, should be without one or both of them.

The price at which the white variety has hitherto been sold has prevented it from having been introduced into many places where it doubtless would have been, so that it has only been some of the more enthusiastic lovers of plants who have ventured to become the purchasers of it. It is now becoming much cheaper, however, and more within the range of moderate purses, so that we may soon hope to see it in every collection of greenhouse plants.