not a large plant its branched ¡lower sialic is nearly four feel high and bears countless scarlet bells.

G. carinata is a good example of those gastcrias that have somewhat triangular, fleshy leaves arranged in true rosette form. Its leaves are about six inches long, a dull green studded with white tubercles. One of the largest gasterias also belongs to this group, <k acinacifolia. It makes a very impressive rosette of fifteen-inch leaves that arc a glossy, deep green irregularly spotted and marked with white,

The gasterias are unbelievably tough plants, able to withstand cramped quarters, poor light, extreme drought, and flagrant neglect, i^erhaps that is why they are such popular house plants. But they do respond to good care—which means rich, well-drained soil, a litile shading in summer, careful watering in winter, and protection from frost. Gasterias are easily propagated by offsets which form freely around the plants; leaf cuttings, of which even a small section will make a plant; or seeds, which unfortunately seldom come true to type»

The Genus Haworthia. The hawonhias (hau-wur'-thi-ah) so nearly resemble miniature aloes that for a long time they were included in that genus. With nearly a hundred species, all native to South Africa, the haworthias presem a delightful variety of plant forms.

Some specics form low rosettes of firm, dark leaves edged with teeth and covered with warty tubercles. Others develop an erect, columnar plant lhat is entirely covered with short, pointed, overlapping leaves arranged in spiral rows from the ground up. Still others form low rosettes of soft leaves thai are "windowed" with translucent streaks towards the lips. These windows permit sunlight to enter the body of tfce plant even though it may be almost entirely buried underground in periods of intense heat and drought. Indeed, it is for these fascinating plant forms that the haworihias have become

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