This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A beautiful stove plant introduced by Messrs. Veitch of London from the South Sea Islands, with a straight, erect stem, furnished at short intervals with digitate leaves on long foot-stalks, mottled with white on a dark green ground; the leaflets, from seven to ten in number, are filiform, deeply and unequally serrated, and gracefully pendulous. The color of the foliage is a deep green, shaded with brown; the mid-rib of each leaflet is of greenish white, and very distinct. A foliage plant of the first order.
It is regarded as a decided improvement on the beautiful Aralia Veitchii sent out by them. See cut on opposite page.