Greek, bright thread). Aroldem. About 15 species, of trop. Asia and Africa, allied to Arum, Alocasia and Dieflenbachia, and requiring essentially the same treatment as those genera. Evergreen, often beautifully variegated. Aglao nema may be divided, or cut tings may be taken from plants that become too tall and week. In either case the cuttings and divisions should be put into the sand-bed pre vious to potting, to develop new roots. All of the kinds will succeed in fibrous loam enriched with rotted ma nure, with the addition of a moderate quantity of leaf-mold, sand. and some crushed charcoal. Cult. by G. W. Ouvsn.