Another class of plants that should not be overlooked, as their cultivation is so easy. They do well on a shelf in a Pine-stove, or any place where they can have a temperature of from 60° to 70°. They require no bottom heat, at least we find them do well without it. The propagation for autumn and winter blooming should be begun in June, making two or three successional lots. If the old plants are kept after the cuttings are taken off and allowed to break, then shake them out and repot them; they will come in early in autumn, and keep in bloom till the first lot of cuttings comes in. They do well in a mixture of turfy loam, sand, and rotten cow-manure, with a little charcoal. The pots should be well drained, as they like plenty of water, but it must pass freely through the pots. They also delight in frequent syringings overhead. We grow very few varieties, having selected those which we have found good both in giving a supply to cut from and for decorative purposes. There may be many as beautiful, but the undermentioned we have proved and can recommend. Weltoniensis is the best, we think, being a free flowerer, growing dwarf and compact. Insignis flowers more at the points; large white flowers. Degwelliensis, free flowerer, and makes fine little specimens in small pots.

Subpeltata nigropunctata is a splendid thing; Pearcei worth a place; Sedeni, a new one, and first class, which should be in every collection.