The Apblexis may with truth be called one of "our neglected greenhouse plants," and yet as an ornamental, and more especially as an exhibition plant, it has few equals. The flowers are among what are generally termed everlasting, and are therefore the more valuable seeing they are so persistent, and keep fresh-looking for such a long time, whether on the plant or even after they are cut. The plants are worthy of more extended and more general cultivation than usually falls to their lot. They should be grown in pure peat, or at least the greater proportion of the soil should consist of good fibry peat; a little turfy loam may be added, and a liberal allowance of sharp sand mixed with it, to keep all open and porous; a little crushed charcoal may also be added with advantage, as it tends to prevent the soil from becoming sour through repeated watering; the treatment given them should be something similar to what is generally given to Heaths and Epacris, etc. The Aphlexis is increased by cuttings taken off either in spring or early summer, the small half-ripened side shoots being best.

These should be put in a properly prepared pot or pan, the cuttings inserted in silver sand and covered with a bell-glass, and treated in the way which has been repeatedly described for similar kinds of plants. When they are fairly rooted they should be carefully potted off singly in small pots, and set for a time in a close pit, until they make fresh roots, when air should be given them, in moderate quantities at first, afterwards increasing the quantity. They should be frequently pinched when small plants, so as to secure plenty of breaks, otherwise they have a tendency to grow straggly. The after-treatment will consist in shifting them into larger pots when they require it, keeping them carefully attended to in the way of water, and giving them what training they may require.