This is another fine scarlet-berried plant for winter decoration. It is not particular to situation, only give it heat and moisture in its growing stages. After the berries are scarlet, it will stand at the warm end of the conservatory for a long time, without any ill effects to the future well-being of the plant. To have nice plants in a short time, sow a quantity of the berries early in March, in light sandy soil; plunge in a brisk bottom-heat, with a top-heat of 75°. They will soon make their appearance, and when fairly up, if at a distance from the glass, raise the pot and place it nearer the glass for a few days, so that there will not be too great a check to the plants by being pricked off and lifted from the bottom-heat at the same time. "When the second pair of leaves is well developed they should be pricked off singly into thumb-pots, the latter having previously been well cleaned and drained, using a compost of equal parts of loam and peat, rather fine, with a good sprinkling of silver - sand. After being potted give them a good watering, then place them in their old quarters, if space can be found for them; even plunging would be beneficial to them for a short time.

They will grow very quickly into nice plants, which will soon want another shift into larger pots, using the compost recommended above; only this time let it be a little rougher, with some charcoal, the size of beans, mixed amongst it. When potted, let them be placed in a temperature of 70° for their summer quarters; with daily syringings they will grow into fine plants by autumn, be fit to put into 6-inch pots the following spring, and, grown on in the temperature above recommended, will be loaded with berries by the autumn; and for table-decoration nothing is handsomer than A. crenulata in a 6-inch pot, and 14 inches high.