Very pretty little trailing plants that require a good heat at all times. They are easily propagated in the spring in warm sand. A few plants in a 6-inch or 8-incb pan will soon cover it and make very ornamental pans for the table. For large ferneries they are very useful. They like shade and plenty of water during summer when growing.

F. gigantea is somewhat erect, with pale red flowers and finely veined leaves.

F. Verschaffeltii and its varieties, argyroneura and Pearcei, are the kinds useful to the florist, being dwarf, spreading and compact, entirely covering the pot or pan with their very ornamental foliage. The leaves of the former are bright green, with a tracing of pure white. The latter is also green, with veins of bright carmine.