A small evergreen shrub that is valuable for the private conservatory, flowering freely during the spring months. It is at home in a cool greenhouse but must not be exposed to frost. In summer it can be plunged outside. They require shifting as they grow, which should be done before they flower in spring. They can be propagated from the half-ripened wood in May and June. Like most of the Australian plants, they thrive in a good, coarse loam. A. venosum is the only species which bears dense spikes of pinkish white flowers.