about six weeks; these plants make little progress for four or five years. If the nights should prove cold the glasses must be covered with mats every evening. As these plants grow slowly, so they will not require to be removed out of the seed-pots the first year, but in the Autumn the pots should be removed into the stove, and plunged into the tan-bed; in spring the plants should be carefully taken up and each planted in a separate small pot, filled with light sandy earth, and plunged into a fresh hot-bed of Tanner's-bark. In Summer when the weather is warm, they should have a good share of air admitted to them, but in Autumn must be removed into the stove, where they should constantly remain, and must be treated afterwards in the same manner as other tender exotic plants." Miller's Dict.
It is more usual with Nurserymen to increase this plant by cuttings.
Our drawing was made from a plant which flowered this Spring, with Mr. Colvill, Nurseryman, King's-Road, Chelsea.
It flowers most part of the Summer, but not so freely as many other stove-plants.