The cactus tribe are well adapted for window plants; among their advantages over other house plants, they require but little attention while out of flower, make no litter or leaves, and are not very apt to be infested with insects. Some of them afford a magnificent display of blossoms, and, when properly treated, will amply repay the slight attention they demand. The injury most frequently inflicted on them is improper attention in watering them, in the tropioal regions, where they are indigenous, they are often without a drop of water for a length of time, whereas, uninformed window gardeners too often make it a practice to supply them once a week the year round.

The Cactus flagelliformis, with long, tail-like Shoots, of a pale green, covered with short spines, produces a number of pretty, star-formed, pink flowers, and is one of the best window plants. It may be suspended about the middle of the window, in a pot laid on a board, and provided with a saucer, or trained to a light trellis. The Cactus truncatum and C. truncatum molaceum, trained on a trellis, form charming plants when in full bloom.

Besides the above, several others do well in windows, such as C. speciosa and speciosisma, Epyphillum Ackermanii, and many hybrid varieties of Mammillaria, Aloe verrucosa, and the Partridge-breasted Aloe. Mesembryanthemums are also a servioable class, more especially coccineum, aureum, muricatum, tigrinum, and dilatatum Crassula coccinea will show abundance of its rich scarlet blossoms, almost too dazzling to look upon. Water must be withheld until near their natural time of blooming, when it may be given about once in ten days or a fortnight, until they cease flowering.

At Dr. Edmonson's, near Baltimore, we saw lately a conceit that forms a pleasing variety. Pots with cactus roots were hung about the greenhouses with other cactus plants grafted through the opening in the bottom of the pot, from Whence they hung down in fantastic forms!

Window Plants #1

(The same.) Double glazing is highly advantageous in preserving the temperature of rooms in severe weather, and does not materially obstruct the light; but it is very objectionable, by the condensation of moisture, and growth of green vegetable matter on the inside in such oases.

Window Plants #2

THE first most noticeable thing about the dwelling houses, is the attention paid to the culture of window plants. Of the business streets or concerning the dwelling houses themselves we have nothing to say. It is enough that nearly all the houses have windows with wide sills or balconies. From the poor woman with her broken-nosed teapot with a geranium growing in it, to the Prince of Wales with his elegant tile-covered trays in his palatial windows, the love of window flowers seems universal. I should think that half at least of all the first-story windows in London have flowers or plants before or behind the glass. In some streets every window has its tray on the sill.