The variegated species, A. variegatum, is a very useful plant, used largely for the margins of beds, also for veranda boxes and vases. It stands our hottest suns, and is as well a very desirable plant for the window.

Plants lifted from the ground and potted can during the winter be divided. Or a few plants lifted and allowed to send up their long flower spikes will supply any number of young plants which spring from the flower stalk and these can be taken off and put in the sand, soon rooting and making plants. It is a very easy plant to grow in any soil, but to have good, useful plants in spring it should have a light house, pot room and plenty of water.